I’m back on the Interwebs as my friend Heather is wont to say and all God’s children said, “Amen.”
I will just say it – We are a “connected” family and while we did fine for the first five days without TV and Internet, we were definitely getting a little twitchy by the end of the second five days.
Yes, I know there’s therapy for that.
I think we left off where I was packing up the old house and the movers were about to descend, but first we had to have a last birthday party at the house for the boys which we accomplished with a pinata, a store-bought cake (because I’d packed my pans), and two rolls of streamers twisted together and hung from the ceiling with masking tape.
All my photography friends are cringing. I take horrid photos, I know. But I’d been packing for over a week and it was a thousand degrees outside and the boys are at the age that they cringe when I pull out the camera so this is what you get.
And they declared it The Best Birthday EVER.
And with that, the festivities ceased and we ate off paper plates and the kindness of friends who brought food (thanks, Suzanne!!!) and a few short days later, the moving truck came.
And blocked the street because they weren’t supposed to pull into the driveway and wasn’t that a nice way to inconvenience my neighbors but really is par for the course when we move as you will later see.
I wasn’t really emotional about leaving the old house. I don’t know that I’ve talked about it much on the blog but it was a hard place for me to be. We’d moved into it under some difficult personal circumstances and while it was what we needed to do at the time and gave us some financial breathing space while Craig built his business, every time I drove into the garage, it was a reminder of uncertainty and worry and stress. We did have happy family times there and wonderful neighbors who became even better friends and for that and many beautiful lessons God taught me about myself and having “enough”, I am thankful.
But there were new adventures to be had and new neighbors to harass, and I was ready, ready, ready so I closed the door, breathed a grateful prayer to the One who led us there and protected us and promised to be with us wherever we went, took one last picture and left.
To be continued….
Have a nice day.