Life as I have known has been a blessing. Born into an air force family of loving parents, a brother who was also a friend, adoring grandparents who we would spend our vacations with, and a very secure and happy environment, I have had a good life.
My life became even better when I met my husband and my best friend, an air force officer, a fighter pilot and wrote a new chapter in my life…a chapter filled with love, memories, joy, moments that I will cherish till my dying day, and the best of all my two boys, who are my life.
Of course life as everyone knows it is just a journey and expedition. My expedition has taken me on many different paths. There have been straight roads, winding roads, mountains to climb, hills and valleys to go up and down, and turns here and there that have filled my life with all different kinds of challenges, obstacles and changes.
But what has made this life interesting is that I've always been surrounded by encouragement, love, honesty, integrity, strength, kindness, and hope and most of all there has always been something to look forward to.
The Air force has been my life; I was born into it and then married into it. The secure, safe, stable and nurturing environment that the defence forces provide is all I have known.
But they say Change is the only constant in life and I and my family find ourselves standing on the threshold of a new chapter in our life yet again. Opportunities multiply as they are seized and that’s what my husband and I have decided to do.
It’s time again for me to turn the pages and pen down a new chapter in my life, a momentous chapter which will I believe bring into being a new book altogether. As my husband prepares and plans to begin a new life with a new job leaving his old one behind I too get ready and prepare my family and myself to be ready to face an uncertain future, an unknown future which hopefully with its many twist and turns will be better than what we have led till now.
And so we begin this new episode with the hope and promise of a future complete with our dreams fulfilled, new opportunities, prospects, our old friends and hopefully many new, and of course challenges and obstacles to be crossed and more than anything else a future full of love, happiness, laughter, contentment, and joy.
As my family and I open the door to our new life, I find inspiration from the lyrics of a song from the movie “Sound Of Music” which I reproduce below:
Climb every mountain,
Search high and low,
Follow every highway,
Every path you know.
Climb every mountain,
Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow,
'Till you find your dream.
A dream that will need
All the love you can give,
Every day of your life,
For as long as you live.