Thursday, August 14, 2014

Life brings BIG changes....

It's been a while since I last wrote anything.
Things in our world became so crazy, so full of schedules and obligations, jobs, and meetings, that I simply ran out of time and energy.

To be honest, life never really gives us a lot of free time, but sometimes you have to find a way to squeeze in the stuff you find valuable.

I may slack off some in the beginning, but I am making it a priority to post on a regular basis from now on.
From now on I will have all new things to write about.
Some dear friends of mine urged me to write, as I travel with my family to a whole new chapter in our lives.
I guess I should start at the beginning. So, here goes.

A few years back my husband and I made the decision it was time for him to leave his job with the police department in Nashville. It was a job he enjoyed, but we both felt he had gone as far as he could. It was time for a change.
So, he accepted a promising job with a company down the street.  He would be doing fraud investigation, something he really loves.
We prayed for direction, and felt that this is the way He was leading us.
Over the years to come he became better at his job, gaining a promotion to Supervisor after 2 years.

So this leads me to now.  About 6 weeks ago, we received word that my husband had been given the role of project manager.  It was one of those things he had waited so long for, a job he really wanted,
had worked hard to earn, and could NOT turn down.

The catch?
The job is 800 miles away, in Omaha, NE.

We are from the south.  We grew up with humidity, southern charm, and grits for breakfast.
How do we adjust to life in the Midwest?
That is the question.  That is now my job.
It is my goal to make this transition go as smoothly as possible.
So far, things are still crazy!  As you can imagine, we were immediately thrown into a whirlwind of
Pack the house.  Sell the house.  Visit Omaha, find a house.  Find a school.

Pack some more.
Pack even more.
Wow, we have WAY too much stuff!
Sell stuff..lots of stuff.
There have been many trips to Goodwill.  
I have probably furnished someone's apartment.

So now, the truck has gone before us and we are left with our "goodbyes."
That is, by far, the hardest part of this transition.
As excited as we are for my husband's success, as well as the adventures to come, it's never easy to move so far away from family and friends.

I will let you know how that part goes.  It's time for bed, we have a long drive tomorrow.

So, off we go! 
Pray for us.  For we will be driving 12hrs tomorrow with 2 kids, a dog, a turtle, and 2 guinea pigs.

Can you imagine!?


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