Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Foreign Affairs Day!

Thanks for coming over from Kelly's Korner!

My name is Shelly and I'm from Virginia but currently living in Orange County, CA.  I've been married 3 years to my wonderful husband.  I've tried to make an effort to blog more often but sometimes I find myself boring! HA!

Happy Foreign Affairs Day!  My husband works for the US State Department and is in the Foreign Service (which basically means that we move every 1-3 years).  Most people like to relate us to the military.  Although it's similar, we actually are quite different. The mission of the Foreign Service is to  "promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad".  I've seen firsthand how these individuals sacrifice a "normal" life in the US to live in poverty stricken countries with little to no modern conveniences.  It can be a difficult lifestyle but knowing that my husband helps others is very rewarding to our family. 

(US Embassy - Quito, Ecuador)

The Foreign Service lifestyle can be a bit lonely sometimes.  It would be wonderful to be able to make new friends from blogging!