Living in three different states over six years is not the life I envisioned for myself growing up.
My childhood consisted of living in the same city until I enrolled in college just an hour away. I lived comfortably, not worrying or in fear of what would happen next in my life.
As a child, I had no idea how blessed I could live without fear or worry. Loving God and having faith in him regardless of my current situation were taught at an early age. Having these values instilled early on by my parents has helped me make it possible to navigate this life fearlessly, but it wasn't always that way.
On April 6, 2013, I married my amazing husband just a week after he completed officer candidate school, for the U.S. Navy.
I knew this lifestyle would break me out of my comfort zone, but I had no idea just how far.
We have since been blessed with two beautiful daughters to enjoy this journey with us, and I was thrilled to become a mother, but soon after, I began to worry about how my girls would adapt to the military lifestyle of relocating your family every 2-3 years.
I'm sure it can seem scary for some, but to military families, this is our norm. I always worried about the location we were moving to, how my family would adjust to it, and so on and so on.
A few years ago, I challenged myself to no longer allow fear to control my thoughts and feelings. I reminded myself that God does not guide us through this life without preparing us and holding our hand along the way. Ever since I shifted my mindset, I have successfully navigated my family through faith and not fear!
"Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you."
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