Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Change Will Do You Good...

This Sheryl Crow song has become my mantra/theme song as of late. Between moving ten and half hours away from my side of the family (where we have lived for the last twelve years), trying to get settled into our rental house, adjusting to the reality that Abby starts KINDERGARTEN in less than three weeks (She is beside herself with excitement. I am still in denial.), and feeling somewhat isolated not really knowing anyone and not having internet access at the house yet (which is probably a good thing as I still have tons of boxes to unpack, pictures to hang, closets to organize...), I feel like I am on transition overload!

Still, I keep reminding myself that these changes are good. This is a new chapter in our lives, and although we are still working through some things left over from previous chapters (- word to the wise - never own your own business, and especially not two of them at the same time), I am excited about the adventures and experiences that await our little family. Pat absolutely loves his job. We are so grateful for it. Noah still says in his bedtime prayers, "Peaze help Daddy get new job." It was part of our prayers for so long, but now when Noah says it, we remind him to say, "Thank you for Daddy's new job." Especially after hearing that 700,000 jobs are being lost every month, I can't even express how truly thankful we are.

I'm also hoping to get a teaching position with a preschool that's fairly close by. Noah seems excited about the idea of going to preschool, especially now that Abby is going to be starting school. Since he is such a "mama's boy", I think if he knows I am in the building it may help ease him into it. Of course, it could also completely backfire, so keep your fingers crossed for me.

Now if I only I could learn how to play the guitar...

7 comments:

Melissa (Wallick) Larson said...

I am so glad things are going better for you guys. Now you just need to get out to the house and meet some of your neighbors.

Okay so don't be in denial with Abby going into kindergarten. She will love it and it is so much fun to watch them grow throughout the year. I have loved each one of the kindergarten years of my kids. It is the years that follow that are harder. (Lots of homework between four kids in school)

Love ya.

Jenny Ramsey said...

play the guitar?
i know the kindergarten feelings but it will make it so much easier when you see how much she loves it! she is such a cutie.
we miss you guys and hope you are getting settled into your new place. the friends will come soon and be plentiful, i have no doubts!

amanda said...

so glad you are checking in friend - i think of you often and wonder how your new life is going :)

change is always tough - things always seem to work out better than you could imagine - but in the meantime it sure isn't easy.

thinking of you - and humming your mantra :)

Terri said...

We miss you guys but glad things are settling down for you. Kindergarten isn't so bad once get get through the first week :)

everydaymom2005 said...

Thank you for sharing your mom story. I just ran across your blog today and I think its great. My son is starting pre-school next month, I’m so nervous about handing him over to the school system and also sad to think he is that old now. It truly is going by so fast.

Shannon said...

Just peeking in to say hello!! Sounds like things are coming together...moving is not fun but once the boxes are unpacked- then the adventures can start! Good luck on getting a job with a pre-school!

Mom2Miles said...

You are so brave & have a great attitude about things. I know you had no choice, but moving can be scary. When it looked like we might have to move for my hubs' job, I got so upset. Not that I don't like change sometimes, I just get stuck in my routines & worry that I won't make new friends, find fun things to do, etc. Hope it all goes smoothly for you!