DH goes on shore duty soon, so this isn't something I'm going to have to deal with for a while, but I'm just curious what you all would do.
If your DH was stationed somewhere and he'd end up being deployed, would you move with him or move to be close to your family during that time (not move IN with family, just near them)?
I thought about this a lot while I was pregnant. My mom was an Air Force brat and while she didn't hate it, she didn't exactly have a stable upbringing. So, we decided to buy a house where DH is stationed (and also where my family is) because we wanted our DD to grow up and not worry about having to leave people behind.
But, if DH does get stationed somewhere else, I don't want him to miss out and DD to miss her father, but I also want to be close to my family and have them enjoy their granddaughter, niece, and cousin. If I knew DH would be gone most of the time we were stationed somewhere else, I'd probably lean towards staying here and just visiting a lot. If he was on shore duty somewhere else, I'd probably go with him and visit home a few times a year.
What would you do?