Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Decision 2008

Hehe, no this is not about politics, but about our family's future. After much prayer and counsel (thanks Dad) we have made the decision to stay in the military for at least four more years. Wow, it was so touch to write that and admit it. My dream is to one day return to FL and be settled for good but God has other plans for me right now. It is hard for me to come to terms with that but I know that great things are in store for my little growing family and I am excited about our future. Sadly, I think this means a return move to Korea is forth coming. We will know more in the coming year as to if that will happen. Thanks for everyone's prayers, we are confident that this is what God has for us right now, even if it isn't exactly the plan either of us wanted.

Next, we are still homeless. Quick update: I did my research on the type of mold growing in our home, spoke three doctors, an allergist, a John Hopkins Researcher of Mold, and a CDC mold specialist. Through all of my phone conversations I have become very knowledgeable in the mold field. So much so that I have been educating the safety inspector here on base. He is the one taking the air samples and told us it was safe to move in. Since speaking with all these pros in the field, no one can tell us for certain if it is safe to move back in. The toxic mold that was in our ceiling and is in the air sample is still in the research stages. It has been known to cause major health problems but only when a certain strain of the type of mold is present and it is virtually impossible to tell if we have that strain in our home. They took another air sample to see if the air quality has improved since they did the repairs. We are still waiting for the results. So where does that leave us? We are still trying to get approved to move into another home on base but the powers at be are really digging in an saying no. So, we are beginning to look off base for housing. Now that we have more time here, we can sign a lease. More updates to come.


  1. I've heard that if you go to the Maryland Housing Authority with your situation (since Picerne is privatized and not military housing anymore) that they could help with your situation. I hope this helps. I don't know what I'd do in your situation. I hope things get better soon!

  2. Hey Amy!

    Wow, what news to share... I bet that was a very difficult decision! I loved reading up on what is happening in your life. Hope you can find somewhere "safe" to live. It is always good to hear from you. How's the pregnancy going?