Monday, September 10, 2007

Lucky Charms

As you know, we’ve been gearing up for Blaine’s possible retirement from the military and our subsequent move back to OK. Although we didn’t have any of the teeny tiny specifics ironed out, like whether or not he would have a J.O.B., and whether or not we would have any M.O.N.E.Y., we were hopeful things would work out. We had a wonderful house basically fall into our laps last summer, and call it what you will … fate, destiny, providence, God (I prefer to call it God) but we trusted that the employment/retirement situation would pan out as well.

For the past few months, we had pretty much accepted that the kids and I were going to move without Blaine, and he would stay behind to get our Georgia house ready to sell, and to continue looking for a job as best he could. He loves the military and had hoped to stay active duty, but when the spring jobs list for Tinker AFB became available a few weeks ago, the only job opening they had listed was for a veterinarian. And while he had a cat when he was younger, and we actually have a dog now, and he and I dressed up like Holstein cows one year for Halloween, I don’t think any of that makes him qualified to take physical CARE of animals. So, we were resigned to just waiting, and hoping.

Blaine got a call on Thursday. The Air Force has given him a job. At Tinker. In a career field much, MUCH closer to his training than veterinary school. And he begins the end of this year.**

Which means, our family will leave Georgia together. We will move into our new house, together. Blaine will get to remain active duty, which will not only count towards his eventual retirement, but also means he and Kendrie will get to keep their health care with Tricare, which is beyond huge. And by working at the base for a few years now, he will hopefully have himself in a good position to find a civil service job when he *does* retire.

We are so blessed and lucky and fortunate, that I keep looking around for that leprechaun guy from the Lucky Charms box and expect him to be sitting right next to me, grinning. And while I try not to sit around in my “poor, poor me” pants too often, I have to say that after the last few years we have had, I am greatly enjoying things going our way for a change.

Yep, Lucky Charms. Milk for your cereal, anyone?

**Bearing in mind that this *is* the military we’re talking about, until they get the last box loaded on the moving truck (and occasionally even after that point) there is always the minuscule chance plans will change. But we’re about 99 percent sure this is going to happen, and 100 percent thrilled about it. OK, well, maybe 99 percent thrilled because a small part of us will really miss Georgia (especially part of Kendrie … a Nicholas-shaped part, to be specific).

34 comments:

Renee said...

GOd is good!! It's finally time that you had something go your way. I'm so happy for you, Blaine, and kids (except for Kendrie and Nicholas, the lovebirds).

Anonymous said...

That is wonderful news to hear this morning. I think I will go eat some lucky charms and see if it will help me. God Is SOOO good!Bubbles in NC

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you all. That is just the greatest news! Which squadron is he going to? Vickie (Travis AFB)

Anonymous said...

That is wonderful news - almost makes getting up on a rainy Monday morning worth it!!

I'm going to the store to buy Lucky Charms!!

Couldn't be any happier for you - your family is due for lots of good luck!

Janet in Iowa

Michelle, AL. said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! You all deserve it, God answers prayers when we least expect it.

Eloise said...

I am so happy for you! It is wonderful that things have fallen into place so well and that you can finally let yourself get excited about going HOME. What's your timetable on moving?

The Running Girl said...

Oh, I'm so glad everything seems to be working out for you. God is good!!!

I know Kendrie will be sad to leave. My "boyfriend" moved when we were in kindergarten and I cried and cried and cried. Hopefully Kendrie can keep in touch with Nicholas.

connie f-g said...

Thanks for brightening the cold gray morning here in NE with your sunny great news! I know, you never count it as "for sure" with the military until you get there but I'm praying that this move will go smoothly for your family.

God is good isn't he!

Anonymous said...

Right frickin on! Its about time good things start to happening for the Escoe's! Jumping for joy, everything works out as planned. Hugs from Tammy in Fort Worth

Jan Reuther said...

It's about time those Lucky Charms spilled out onto your beautiful family!

If I were 20 years younger, I'd be doing a happy dance for you.

Anonymous said...

Oh you're coming home!!! We'll be ready and waiting to have you back!

Stacey, Jerry and Alex

loriedunn said...

Have y'all been drinking Felix Felicis (HP6)? Good to hear good things happen to good people!

Lisa said...

So pleased something is going well - poor Kendrie though, do the children know they are moving? I'm guessing that OK means Oklahoma - I just googled it and it sounds like a wonderful place to live. Are you packing already? Love and prayers.

Anonymous said...

A HUGE ditto to all the comments above mine! You truly deserve this happy new beginning!

Dixie in CA

Alice said...

I'm so happy your Lucky Charms are working out! But I'm sad to know you'll be leaving Georgia...although, I know you can blog from anywhere. I just liked claiming you as "one of our own!"

Leeann said...

That is utterly fantastic.
I'm thrilled for you!
Leeann
niccofive.blogspot.com

Cate said...

Congratulations! That's great news! There's nothing like the feeling of getting to move home!

OKC a nice city. When I lived down in Tejas, I drove up to Oklahoma City for the day and liked it. I'd much rather live in Oklahoma City than Dallas, but saying that would have gotten me killed when I did live in Dallas.

I grinned from the moment we crossed the Oregon state line heading back home from Texas last summer after four l-o-n-g years!

Katie said...

Yay!! I'm so glad for you guys.

Lots of love,
Katie (Hunter's mom)

Her Bad Mother said...

What an exciting move to make. Lucky Charms indeed!

Jenny S in ATL said...

Well alright!!!!! I didn't realize what a big deal this was until I read this post. I am thrilled for you and your family! I will never forget your trip to ATL when I was meeting my GS and her DD on our transfer weekend. You mean so much to me after only a couple of meetings. God bless!!

Jenny Braden said...

So happy to hear the GREAT news. We have just a few years before we retire and are starting to try to figure out what job Brian will get.

The hardest part of the move away from Georgia for us has been missing the hospital and Dr's and nurses in Atlanta. Albuquerque is not even in their league!!!

Maybe the next time we go home to Alabama for a visit (probably next summer) we can make a stop and see you all again. We usually drive down I-40 and usually stop in Oklahoma City (or in that general area) for the night.

Good luck with selling your house, and good luck with the move.

Jenny

Terrie said...

I'm so happy for you. When it is meant to be it all seems to fall into place like that. Now can you send some of you positive vibe my way? I could use some of your mojo!

Natalie said...

I feel a little teary eyed that this is all working out. And that you have to leave Georgia. But WAIT! That's means you're closer to us. . .doesn't it? I'm not so hot at geography.

PS--having a meltdown. Can't get the pic on Finn's site to show up. Took it on the new camera. Res to high for CB? Please advise.

Erin R said...

Kristie! That is so wonderful!!!!
Love Erin Roberson

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you. Know that you're looking forward to moving back home.

Liz from Md.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you guys. I do hope the lucky charm guy hangs around a bit longer.

I know what you mean about Tricare, too, what a saving grace it's been for us.

Marie
www.caringbridge.org/visit/marielle

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

...having a drink in your honor :)
Love from across the U.S.

Grandma J said...

How nice that things are finally falling into place for your family. The thought of "boring normal" must sound appealing to you. I am thrilled for you all.

Anonymous said...

Ok Kristie.........time to throw out all those old sh** sandwiches that have been shoved down your throats and start eatting filet mignon!! Since I have had experience with the military I will keep my fingers crossed til that last box is driving off in the van!! Woohoo!

Bonita in AZ

Patty House, Jasonville IN said...

Great news! God is definitely good, mysterious a lot a times, but still good. =)

I hope Kendrie will be ok leaving Nicholas behind.

Anonymous said...

You will be sorely missed when you move. It will be Georgia's loss. You will keep blogging, though, won't you? :)

Cheryl
WR

Anonymous said...

Finally, the Escoe family gets a break, yahoo! Sending positive thoughts that the plans for your move go off without a hitch, you deserve it. Wishing you best of luck (wish I liked Lucky Charms)

Ann said...

Move well. We will wave to you as we travel from Dallas to Clarks(vegas)ille AR and Muskogee. If either of the adults needs a resume review, please contact me at resolutions1@sbcglobal.net. This is NOT an open invitation so those of you that also read this blog know that I am not going to read all of your resumes.

Please promise all of your faithful readers that you won't lose any children, spouses, pets, or anything else of value along the way.

Blessings,

LIL MAMA said...

i find myself going back to your page, because your blogging seems much more interesting than mine, lol.
i wish you the best of luck,
i am going to buy me a case of lucky charms tomorrow, and despite my kids screams, i will eat them all by myself, lol j/k
lily