Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thank You Navy Brat-hood!

Growing up with my Dad in the Navy was just one part of child/adolescent-hood.
It meant a few adventures here and there.
It resulted in a whole lot of military history, and visits
to battle sites.
It taught me how to pack a house in under a day.
It allowed me to adapt to most any situation.
It taught me how to survive in natural disasters...
or was was that the result of the family dicussions?

A bit ago, a 5.8 earthquake hit this area- and the epicenter was about 60 miles
from where I'm at now.

No big deal.

My biggest concern was for the dog next door and my neighbors.
As I read the stuff online about what happened and people's reactions,
it makes me incredibly thankful for all of the times we packed up and moved.
For all of the times we adjusted to new friends, a new town, and always...
a new natural disaster.

Growing up, we had dinner discussions about what to do in every
situation, and which were the best/worst. 
We also had dinner discussions about how to solve battles,
how to plot ships, and how to lead.

Yep, it might not have been the "every day" dinner converstaions
of our friends, but I'm glad.

The only thing that happened here was my Dad called and asked,
"Did you feel it too?"  When I responded, "Yes,"
he said, "Okay, I'm going back to work now."

Just another day... just more gratitude for my parents
and all that they taught us as we trekked throughout the country.

Thanks Mom and Dad! :-)

For what are you grateful at this moment?

Share with me, as we celebrate being grateful!

1 comment:

  1. Very cool post about the things you've learned!

    I was in a meeting, guzzling chia-seed-laden water from my Nalgene bottle when the quake hit. I heard the others in the room say things like, "Whoa.. what's going on?" Apparently, some felt their chairs move and saw the overhead project screen moving, but I didn't notice a thing. I'm just grateful it wasn't any worse!