Monday, March 17, 2014

Moving

Moving can be so bittersweet. Ours was a business decision, and was definitely best for our family. My husband got a great new job offer and promotion, but we had to move pretty far away from family and friends. We were excited and nervous at the same time. Our biggest concern was for our children. We have two school-aged kids, and of course, we didn't want to change their schools, or move away from their friends. But sometimes you just have to make the best decision you can; and hope for the best. It's so hard when you grow up and realized that all decisions are not black or white. Some are gray, and you just have to make the best possible choice.

So soon we were busy doing this:

And this...
...and this...

And had much less time for this:
And finally, moving day was here. We had our last play date at the park with good friends...
...we stayed there until the sun set and shut the place down.
 I have to tell you, up until this final night, I was so busy, I didn't have much time to be sad about leaving. As we said our final farewell to our wonderful friends, and our kids sweetly hugged, I finally teared up. I have been so thankful for such amazing friends here--both for myself, and for my kids. I will always be grateful for them in our lives. 
So a few tears fell as I drove away from our good friends and our wonderful town. But I wanted to keep upbeat for my kids, so I focused on what was ahead and tried to make it a fun new adventure for all of us. And we excitedly began our trip to our new house!

Soon enough, we were there, and the unpacking began!
 Well, some of us unpacked, and some of us just watched shows on the I-pad in a box, but hey, he's quiet, and I really needed the time to unpack!


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