Finding a New Normal

Hi friends!  It’s been a while.  This poor blog is so neglected.  I’m pretty sure they tell you not to do that in blog school, but it is what it is…

So, lots has been happening in our little corner of the world.  Our family up and moved 5 hours away from home, and while it’s thankfully still Texas, it’s still far and it’s been rough.  Not only have we had the regular stresses and heartaches of moving, a week after we moved our friends back home were hit with the disaster of hurricane Harvey.  So, we’ve had to just watch via the news and our Facebook feeds and feel helpless.  Sidenote – if you want to help financially with Harvey relief efforts, feel free to visit www.secoc.org where our church is collecting funds that will go directly to families in need.

The girls are in their second week of school now and are adjusting pretty well.  My middle, most sensitive, child is having the hardest time adjusting, but I pretty much expected that.  She told me this morning though that she made up her mind that she was going to have a good day today, so there’s progress!  With my husband being transferred to downtown Dallas, we pretty much had our pick of suburbs, so the area we chose places a high emphasis on their fine arts programs.  So far, we’ve been impressed.

One of the things we tried to bribe the children with was a house with a pool.  I’m not sure if it’s actually helped soften the blow of moving or not, but we have been enjoying it.  This morning, it’s a gorgeous 70 degrees and breezy. I’m sitting here with a light jacket on watching the hummingbirds in my back yard.  A girl could get used to this.  Too bad I have to go find a job… two house mortgages and no second income add up quickly!

So, our family is finding a new normal.  We don’t have much on the walls yet, but most of the boxes are unpacked.  Things won’t be completely normal until we find a church home and I find a job, because we’re still in that in-between limbo stage until those two things happen.  We still have to sell our house in Pearland, too.  So, we’re not there yet, but we’re working on it.  We miss our friends and family immensely.  As I explained to my girls, that it hurts so much to leave it all behind just shows how much we’ve been blessed!

I’ve been thinking about doing the Write31Days challenge again this year.  Last year I wasn’t able to commit to it, but I might be able to do it this year.  It probably depends on the new job… Maybe I’ll just do an Insta-version?  I’ll have to think of a topic.  I probably could write for 31 days about the moving process!  But that might get boring.  Guess we’ll just wait and see.  I’ll get back to you on that.  Have a great week, friends!

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A Christian wife, mother, daughter, former educator, photographer, amateur chef, pretend gardener, alto 🎶, book nerd, cancer-survivor and laundry-hater.
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