Monday, February 8, 2010

The Big News

Ok, so here's the deal.

In July we bought our house. We moved in, in August. We bought this house for the school district, where our oldest will be starting school in September. My husband's commute just got shortened to half an hour each way. We LOVE our house.

A little less than two weeks ago Josh was approached by his boss and asked if he would consider relocating to another state. There is an office there that needs help, and Josh would be taking over. So, we're moving. By April 1st. ARGH!!!!

I have been crying a lot, because I'll be leaving behind all my friends and family. Both of our extended family live in the same town as us now, and with all my health issues they've been a huge support. Plus, we're all just really good friends, as well as family! So it's going to be a huge change.

It was absolutely unexpected, so we just took it from God's hand as His will. What else can you do? I'm just thankful my husband HAS a job, and we'll be debt free within 3 years (besides our beloved house) so it will be worth it. But still such a shock. I lay awake at night and my mind won't shut off.

Our daughter was supposed to start school here this year. She would've started Sunday children's meetings, and the young people that work with them are fantastic. She was sooooo looking forward to it. Josh's commute will be 2+ hours a day, because we're choosing to live near some friends, rather than his office.

Now, it's not like we're moving across the country. We'll be about 4 hours away, so totally within driving distance to home. But not "see-you-every-week" distance, like we're used to. There is also a sister church where we're going, so we'll have good friends and won't be completely alone.

So, it's TOTALLY not the end of the world, but it is/was a pretty life-altering situation. We've committed to be there for 3 years minimum. I hope we can move back after that time, but we'll just have to wait and see.

So that's all. That's what has been keeping me up at night and causing me stress. We're going this weekend to look for a house there. I mean, how crazy is that!?! In less than 6 weeks we'll be living in a different state. I have to learn where everything is... the stores, the library, find new doctors, dentists, chiropractors, etc...

I have to take my DRIVING TEST again, for crying out loud! I mean, my brain is soooo mushy! What if I fail!?!?!? Ha ha, what if I'm doomed to cart myself and my 3 children around via public transportation! Oh, the horror! :-D

Anyway, I know we'll be fine and I'm really thankful my kiddos are small (4yo, 3yo and 2yo) because they'll adjust well. I just did NOT see that coming, just when we were getting all settled into our cozy life with our wonderful house. :-P

So, my posting may be sporadic as we try to pack and move everything. But I do promise to do all that I can to continue these healthy habits, even during times of stress. Work out as possible, not making excuses. Eat healthy and not give myself an excuse to binge or munch on food just because things are hectic. And most of all....



  1. Wow! You are going to be so busy you may not have time to eat... lol. A couple of years ago we were given notice to vacate our house (due to construction) and were completely moved to a new home within 3 weeks time. It was CRAZY busy and that was just moving within our town. I'm sure you'll do fantastic with the move... just remember to BREATHE! :)

  2. That is a HUGE change. I can see why you're stressed and staying awake at night. I would too. This is also exciting for you because it will open up new doors of opportunities and push you to do things that you didn't know were possible. It will take you out of your comfort zone and in the end you will be a stronger maybe even happier person. I think you're friends and family will help you through this.

    Oh, and we'll encourage and lift you up too. Have a good night.

  3. I think you'll surprise yourself. I got a job and moved from MO to CA. It was very exciting actually to learn all the new stuff. We also moved back to MO from CA and found that you can't go home again sometimes. Bottom line, you'll find this to be a new adventure and be stronger for it.

  4. Oh my goodness, that is a lot to take in. It's difficult to leave "home" and it sounds like your house became a home. Allow yourself to grieve, but it sounds like God has opened this door and where He leads is always better than our ideas!

    You've obviously worked through a lot of it, as you're able to list the positives. Packing...oh, I wish I could come and help!

    What's next? Jen's pregnant, you're moving, now Sherah needs to announce something!?!?!?!