Saturday, March 19, 2016

It's Going . . .

I didn't write a blog post about our upcoming move because my husband stole my thunder here.

Bottom line is - we are moving to Colorado!

Obviously, that statement isn't that simple.

It comes with a lot of questions and a lot of stress and a lot of decisions.

Tim actually started the job in January, and I will follow with the kids at the end of May once we finish out the school year.

Quite a few people have asked me how this time of "transition" is going.

And my answer has been pretty steady at, "It's going."

Short and sweet - which I am sure everyone who asks is hoping for.

Honestly, the long answer goes more like this . . . 

It's been better than expected and worse than expected all at the same time.

The kids and I have spent some really sweet time together.

At Teddy Bear picnics

And the Spelling Bee


At the Speech Meet

Making Dinner

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

And playing a lot of card games.

That has definitely been a blessing.

We get a LOT of quality time together.

It has also shown me that the Lord truly equips us when we need it.

I never, ever thought I would be surviving with a shred of sanity through this time.

But here I am (you can assess my sanity yourself if you see me:).

On the other hand, it is so hard to be in this pocket of time.

I don't want to wish the time away, but being without Tim is not fun.

He is such an anchor for our family.

In case you don't know us well, here is the way we work - I am nuts, and he is solid.

I think you need a little of both to have a balanced life.

It is also hard because I feel myself pulling away from my life here before I'm even gone.

I have loved living here for basically the last 34 years of my life (besides my short stint in Tally and an even shorter one in Fort Myers).

But it is so hard to put energy into relationships that I know will drastically change in a few short weeks.

That has been really hard for me because I am someone who truly thrives on relationships.

I love people.

And last but not least - the actual moving process is not for the faint of heart.

I feel overwhelmed by the minute just thinking about the packing and scheduling and everything else that comes along with the process.

So - that's how I'm doing.

Thanks for asking:)

I know the Lord has called us - of that there is no doubt.

I am trying to rest in that as these trials come our way.

He is faithful, but that doesn't mean life is easy (unfortunately).