MILITARY friends who have been thru this - lots of questions now as to whether or not we stay where we are or move closer to family - IF you've been thru a lengthy deployment like this, please tell me what did you do? stay or move? and what were the deciding factors for you? SOOO much info to try and process quickly - all in hopes i make the right decision for my kids!
What do you do? If you went home, was it worth it? Did you wish you had stayed? How did your families help you? Did they ever become overbearing?
If your spouse deployed for a shorter period of time, did that influence your decision?
Would you move home again?
I didn't move home from Germany, but at the time we had no kiddos. (Don't worry, that changed 9 months after he returned, lol)
At Hood, we were close to family, we were established, and I'd have nowhere to go.
I have thought about it since we got to Colorado since I know absolutely no one! I could get a teaching job in Texas, rent a house for a year, and be near family.
I quickly let that idea go to the wayside because my family and Gunner's family will visit. We will have tons of things to explore in this area since we just moved here, and the thought of moving/storing etc., was overwhelming. Not to mention by the time he leaves we will have been here a year and we've established doctors, schools, and all that good stuff.
Please share what did or didn't work for you!