When I married my high school sweetheart, I knew that he wanted to go into the military, and I was really happy with that. We are both from the same small town where people are raised and then they marry someone in town and raise their family there. It is really nice, but I knew that we wanted to see the world and the military would let us do that. He recently retired so now we are looking at Simpsonville SC apartments where we will be next to our family members. I knew that it was going to be very different not living on base with the housing and the community since he retired, we also had to start paying for utilities and get food from our local grocery store instead of the store on base. I had no idea how much things cost since we were living on base for so many years, and even out of the country for most of the past twenty years.
My children were able to see almost every country in Europe, and even if they don’t remember it, they will know what it is to travel and they will also always have that sense of wonder about them. They know that the world is a lot bigger than our small town and I believe that will help them become more worldly with their education. I believe that when they have discussions in their respective classrooms, my children may offer a more mature and broad sense of the world in general. They may raise issues that other students may never have thought of in the first place. I know that I will be living in the south for a small amount of time, but I want it to be an easy transition for us all.