It is with profound happiness I announce I am returning home....TO FLORIDA!!! It's a bittersweet end to a fantastic 4 years in Monterey; I cannot think of a more wonderful place where I've grown and learned so much. It has been a pure privilege to be part of the family at the Presidio of Monterey.
I have accepted a position as Lodging Manager at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Homestead, FL. Yes, you heard me. AIR FORCE!!! After 14 years of GREEN, I'm going BLUE (that's for you Ruel Morgan and Chris MacLean!!)! Homestead Air Reserve Base (formerly Homestead Air Force base - that was destroyed by Hurricane Andrew in August 1992) was reopened in March 1994 as a reserve base, home to the 482d Fighter Wing. This new opportunity was 100% God-sent. Since my brother, Sebastian, and my niece, Kayla, moved back to Florida in the spring of last year, I have been in prayer about opportunities on the East coast, so I can continue to be part of her life and upbringing. Well, I asked, and He delivered! I'll be 45 minutes south of Sebby and Kayla - 90 minutes south of Mom and Simmer...and, not to mention a short direct flight from Fort Lauderdale to Greenville, SC to be near Daddy, Kath, Mimi & the entire Rusk side.
Oh, and my family and friends in Orlando!
Oh! And 60 minutes from my favorite sunset spot in Islamorada...
This was not a difficult decision.
I just received orders and relocation information. My estimated 'wheels up' date is 9 February. My good friend from OHS, Tiffany Welch (Griffith), will be flying out here to make the cross-country drive with Chester and I in the Jeep. Please be in prayer for me as I plan to purchase my very first home, upon arrival in Homestead. What great timing, huh? Ahhh....back to a no-state-tax State!!! Yahoo!
Although I can't provide you an updated mailing address just now, I will follow up with another email, once I'm settled. For now, please contact me at this email address firstname.lastname@example.org or my cell phone 831.402.5574. That number is a BlackBerry, so I'll get your email, instantly. Please discard any other email addresses or phone numbers you have for me. If you have email@example.com or 831.901.6973...TRASH 'EM!!!
If your travel plans bring you to Florida, I'm the last stop before the Florida Keys! There will always be a home for you and yours....and an arm's reach away from a stellar sunset on the water!
Toma's Favorite Song Today: Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes by Jimmy Buffett