Another option is to just stay in the military. In my heart I do not want this. I long to be in FL with family but there are many benefits that stem from making the choice to stay in. We can have all our babies for free, Zack can finish school for free (he has about 1 1/2 years left), and there are certain monetary incentives for reenlisting. The down fall would be that we would with almost certainty move back to Korea. That thought isn't nearly as scary as I thought it would be. We still have many missionary and contractor friends who are still there.
Our third and final option is to ask to extend and stay in the military two extra months. As of right now, the Air Force is not accepting requests to extend unless it is in conjunction with a deployment. If we were to some how get approved we could stay in the military till the baby is born and then move with a 1 month old and a 19 month old to FL. This is basically our first plan, just set back by 2 months.
Ultimately we want to do what God would have us to do. He is the one who will open and close doors as he sees fit. We would love you to join us in praying over this situation. I know that no matter what is the outcome we will be fine. If we move to FL very pregnant and have to pay for the birth, God will provide the money and a job for Zack. If we stay in the military, God will grant me grace to accept not living near family for a few more years. If we are granted favor and allowed to extend for two months, God will make a way for us to move with two babies and provide a job for Zack. No matter what happens we will be cared for because we have a God who hears us and feeds even the sparrows. How much more will he provide for us? It is my nature to worry, and facing the unknown has me worried. I am specifically praying for wisdom on Zack's behalf, as he feels the weight of this decision far more than I do. I am also praying for myself that I will not put pressure on him to just make a decision so I can start planning! God's timing is not my own and we may not know what option we will be going with till December or January.
So, there is my honesty and my feelings about our "options." Thank you to those who will be joining us in prayer. I will keep you posted on what God reveals to us as we trust him in this time of uncertainty.
Side note, I leave for FL tomorrow! Moriah and I are going to be gone for a week. I can't wait to spend time with the family, but we will really miss Zack. He is staying behind to work and continue providing for our family. So this will be my last post until I get back. Have a great week!