Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Wait no longer... but then wait some more.

It's been a few long silent months, but after lots of waiting, then waiting some more, then waiting even more, and even now waiting again, we begin the journey of a military family.


For years, Jon has asked me time and time again to support him in enlisting in the US Military, and every time I, with a very hardy and confident NO, rejected his request and carried on pursuing a vision for our lives I thought was laid out so perfectly.

But after my most desperate moment where I stayed up an entire evening alone wrestling with God and my fear of failing all I set out to pursue, I sat across my husband and begged him to figure his life out cause I was to exhausted to carry our family any further.

Weeks earlier, we were sitting across from a friend who was helping me write out a business plan for Sweet Tea & Co and our personal family goals.  I heard Jon share our life story and as he did, I noticed how with each major decision our family has ever made, it usually began with "because Jenny..."  And it hit me, that I have really, well being painfully honest, controlled a lot of our lives.

So as I sat there across from him pouring my heart out, I asked him, "if he could do anything in his life, anything, where money and family weren't a factor, what would he do?"  And with a very quick and confident answer, he said, "join the military."  And without a hesitation, I responded, "OK."

After lots of waiting, we wait no longer.  On July 17th, 2015, our favorite man swore his oath to the United States Air Force.  And now.... we wait some more.

2 comments:

  1. GOOSEBUMPS!!!! Wow, that is a huge step for your family. God put that on Jon's heart and you are stepping out in faith. Proud of you both....not an easy decision at ALL. Praying for you both through this transition and hoping it lands you in COLORADO!!! I know it won't but I can dream :) Love to your precious family.

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  2. Wow! How exciting and I'm sure scary all at the same time. Blessings for you guys!!

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