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We’re a military family. It’s a known fact that we are going to move a lot, but for some reason, we haven’t. We have been here at our first duty station for over 6 years now, and finally two months ago we got the word: it’s time to move!
Orders didn’t come down exactly. My husband saw that they were looking for people in the state of our choice, so he applied for a job and he got it. We were excited because this is the exact place we wanted to go when we did PCS because it is a great area for special needs kids.
We had about 2-3 month’s notice, and it’s certainly been a whirlwind! But I’m excited to tell you that it’s finally official. We’re moving to Colorado!
There are about three different bases up in Colorado Springs, and my husband will be stationed at The Air Force Academy. We feel so excited and blessed for this opportunity and are hoping that we will be able to stay in that area longer than the usual 4-year assignment.
This is our first official PCS and our second move in six months (we moved to a bigger house, same neighborhood). I have two special needs kids and had no idea where to start. Moving across the country is way different than moving across your neighborhood.
I’ve made so many lists and downsized our things once again. The closer it gets the more excited I am. I love traveling and I love new places and sights. My only worry has been my kids. How will they adjust to a big move? What about all their doctors, therapists, and specialists?
Of course, Colorado was our state of choice so my worries should be small, but I am still a worrier with a mama’s heart! As it’s gotten closer I have found most of the doctors and specialists we will see. I have done so much research to find the best everything. The best school system, the best housing areas, the best doctors, and lots more.
I feel ready now as it is only a few weeks out until we leave. All that’s left is waiting on our official orders. We got official medical clearance for the kids a few weeks ago and now we are just waiting on orders. We can’t schedule our move until these come through, so I am just praying it happens soon.
My husband is about to return from a one week trip to Colorado to search for a home for us. We officially also have purchased our first home. It was quite the journey, but I am so excited to finally go to Colorado and see the house in person and not just on Skype!
So far I have just been winging it. But I’m curious… What are your PCS tips? Have you moved across the country with children before? What things did you do to make the move an easier transition?