Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Living in Utah---Without Scott & with my family.

When I was a little girl dreaming of being married--- I never imagined being married to a man in the Navy who could possibly be deployed. Saying that, I would NEVER take that away. I love being married to my Navy man & being a Navy wife,
 but it does have its challenges.
The challenge that I am facing this season?
A season of living withOUT Scott...and staying with my family for four [blessed] months. Both are completely different challenges, but putting them together is the challenge of this season.
LIVING IN UTAH--without Scott & with my family.
I am such a family girl, so given the opportunity to live with my family after getting married is actually a huge blessing. As much as I feel completely blessed, it also comes with it's own set of challenges. Just a few,
1) Not my house anymore.
Scott & I have a beautiful home in NC that we have decorated our own way, our own rooms, our own chores, our own schedules. Now I am living with my family who also has their own sets of "own ways" that things are done. *And they are very different from even when I was growing up in our home* It's been a challenge from going from being a wife of my own home, back to a daughter of my parents' home.
2) I am working as a substitute teacher.
I never, ever thought that I would be working as a teacher (Art teacher). It isn't what I studied at college and so it's been challenging being thrown into it. The kids are great (K-5th grade) and it is making the time away from Scott more bearable.
With us moving every few years, my resume is going to be very colorful!
3) Not being able to communicate with my Husband.
I knew that I wasn't going to have the luxury of seeing, calling, or texting Scott whenever I would like...but I never thought that it would be this complicated. We have overcome long distance in very many different situations during our relationship, but that was either through dating or through our engagement.
Being married and not being able to talk to each other? Now that is tough! Even without all of the romanticness of hearing from each other, it is hard to deal with the business side of being married (bills, taxes, income, spending, etc).
Those are a few of the challenges of this season.
BUT with challenges comes blessings.
Here are some of the blessings that I have had since I have been able to be in Utah with my family.

 Going four-wheeler riding.
I am a mountain girl, I just love everything about it!
Going ten minutes from my home to the mountains are something that I just don't have in NC.
My mom and her friend started up a teenage girls bible study called C4. One of the main focuses of this study is service, and I helped them make cards to send to Scott & his guys! Our hero's. 
I am so blessed to be able to be apart of this!

 One of my best friends is getting married this June (YAY!) and I am so blessed to be able to be here with her to help plan...and make decorations such as these gold candles!

Another blessing is to be able to spend time with friends that I haven't been able to in a very long time. Catch up and remember everything about sixth, seventh, & eighth grades together!

 One of the things I was looking forward to the most about being able to go home--- My sister's SWEET SIXTEEN!
For her friends party, we decided to do an "Evening in Paris".

There she is ladies & gentlemen---

My baby sister with her DRIVERS LICENSE!
Everyone in Vernal, Utah--be careful on the roads!

"The joy of the Lord is my strength."

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1 comment:

  1. Kassidi you are such an amazing person! Love you girl!


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