Monday, June 10, 2013


Well after 2 full days of driving and 5 hours of sleep in the middle, we arrived at our new home. We got in late and the kids were wired after being stuck in the car so long. They ran around crazy for a couple of hours and eventually we got to sleep.

Six hours later I rolled out of bed and got to the unpacking. We did get so much done on Saturday. My sister in law took my little boys most of the day so we worked hard without too many distractions. After 14 hours I was beat! All I wanted was a hot shower and to climb in my bed I had just found the sheets to make.

I stood in the shower waiting for hot water that never came. I considered braving the cold but just could bring myself to do more than a bird bath. I stepped out of the shower and the tears came. Moving is just hard. That's all. It just is.

I caught myself and did what any good Texan would do-I pulled up my bootstraps and got back on the horse. The horse in this analogy is the "be grateful for all the lords blessings and happy you have such a nice house" horse. :)

In the morning I took my cold shower and made it to church bright and early. Jon used google to figure out how to fix the water heater. (He may not be super handy but in today's age, being tech savvy is almost as good.)

Somehow this still feels like vacation. Not sure when it will feel real. But here we are and I can see that it is possible that one day maybe this could feel like home.


cynphil6 said...

Yay! We are glad you made it there safely. Your new home looks beautiful. We love you and we are praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you joy and peace in your new lication.

Anonymous said...

location :-)

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Rebecca said...

Moving is so, so hard! And to do it with a cold shower doesn't make it any easier. Hopefully you will quickly make friends (as will your children) and make Texas your home for however long you are there. So glad Jon was able to fix the water! Things are looking up :)

Catherine Noorda said...

Your new house is really so pretty. A few times I have thought to call you to see what you're up to and realized right before dialing that you are not here. It's kind of strange! I'm happy you made it there safely though! (Looks like Katniss made it too :)