My husband, three little ones and I moved this past weekend from Michigan to Minnesota.(from cold to more cold - what am I thinking???) For those of you who have moved with little kids, you can understand that I am feeling like my mind got lost in some box I packed and I can't find the right box to retrieve it. So, I apologize if I am a little slow with postings this week.
Despite all the boxes, clutter and the massive to-do list, my family and I are starting to settle in a bit, and we are excited about all the great things God has in store for us here in St. Paul, MN. It was unbelievably hard to say good-bye to our dear friends back in Michigan. In fact, I think I cried more the last week I was there than I have cried in the last 5 years of my life. It was stinkin' hard to leave my friends and clients who I have cried with, laughed with and sweated with for the last 3 years - some of the best people I have known are not in my daily life anymore. That part just stinks.
But, yesterday, I got to see my youngest sister and my godchild win her championship volleyball game. I got to go to church and have family dinner with almost all of my very large family. I got to cheer on the Packers with other Packer fans. I got to see my children's faces light up as they played with their cousins, aunts and grandparents. This morning I got to see the light shining in my husband's eyes after he came back from a meeting as he starts a new job and new chapter of his life.
All those things make this moving time of our life emotional, full of sadness and joy. And as I look behind me and look ahead of me I see so much brightness and blessings. I can't help but feel so thankful that I am moving in and moving on!