It seems like an eternity since we made the decision to move to Ohio. So much has happened since then. The house is rented out, I pray that was the right decision, but feel that it is. The kids had their last day of school, which was ridiculously hard. We packed all of our stuff, put it on a truck and it’s already unloaded just waiting for me in Ohio right now. It’s 3am and I can’t sleep, so maybe don’t hold me to mistakes, and strange wording in this post. Danny and Benny drove to Ohio on Satruday, perfect timing, Sunday brought over a foot of snow. Anyway, here I sit, pondering the events of the past month and wonder where the time has gone.
In my last post I mentioned that we had some conversations with the kids about what we would miss, not miss and what we are looking forward too, I didn’t get around to those posts so I’m going to sum it up.
We are going to miss our ward family, and the great people who have influenced our lives. Teachers, friends, neighbors. We have met some great people, and saying goodbye was hard.
We will miss the mountains, I will miss the great big granite rocks, and alpine lakes. Yosemite, the crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe, and the smell of sage in the spring. I will miss the beautiful blue sky that almost always shines over us.
I’ll miss being so close to Grandma and Grandpa, but at the same time, I don’t care if I ever do that horrible drive again.
Things I wont miss is the red light district we drive through to get to Carson. We wont miss the long drives to Wal Mart… which brings me to the severe lack of decent shopping in the area. But I guess that isn’t really a huge problem.
Some things to look forward to… trees, oh sweet greenness how I have missed you. Moisture, we are dryer than Sahara desert in Nevada, and my lotion bill proves it. Rain, I love the smell of rain, I’m hoping Ohio has sweet smelling rain. I’m looking forward to exploring our new home. We need to find a new pizza place, and the libraries look like loads of fun. I’m excited to find some new adventures exploring a large city, and also excited to explore the country side. The Amish farms are close, and I understand that there are caverns and caves to explore as well.
There are a lot of unknowns that give me a little grief, but I’m trying hard to push my fears aside and have a grand time playing with the kids.
Christmas is coming and there is a tree farm just down the street from our new home, guess where I will be in a couple of days. There are lots of cookies to be made, and lights to be hung and traditions to be followed. I’m giddy with excitement. I pray that the flights are easy today and that the kids are relaxed and able to take everything in stride toda. I probably should pray for the same for me.
I miss my sweet husband, and can’t wait to join him. I hear that the inside of the house is not exactly as we hoped, but like a bad haircut this too shall pass. I’m planning on having a great time and I’m not to worried about the little things like that. I guess it’s time to finish up and get things loaded into the car. It’s going to be a wild day, and I can’t wait!
“Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.” J.R.R. Tolkien