No matter what move you are on, whether it be your first or fifteenth, the upheaval that ensues during a military relocation is exhausting.
During our recent move (number nine!) I found myself more emotionally affected than our previous moves. I like change and I’m never too burdened by a PCS or TDY move, but this time I struggled to get through it with the right attitude.
During the drive to our newest military post, the radio became my comforting companion. Some songs motivated me for this new season of our lives and others left me in tears — the good kind, where you feel better after a needed release. If you’re a military spouse, I hope these songs reach into your soul and help you feel like you’re not alone on this journey.
1. “Move (Keep Walkin’)” by Toby Mac
“Lift your head, it ain’t over yet, ain’t over yet so
Move, keep walkin’ soldier keep movin’ on
Move, keep walkin’ until the mornin’ comes”
On the way to our newest duty station, it felt like everything went wrong — at the last minute, of course. I was frustrated and discouraged. One of my friends gave me this quote in my moment of despair:
“God sends his strongest soldiers into the toughest battles.”
The next day as we began our drive across another portion of the country, I heard Toby Mac’s song and I knew God was confirming the exact message shared by my friend. I felt completely empowered. I am a soldier in my own right, through Him!