Y'all were all right ... we are moving to TEXAS! And if Amelia's notions are correct, we will all turn into a pack of cowboys as soon as we step foot in the state. Supposedly, someone is watching a horse for her there. ??? Should any of you happen to be or know the horsewatcher, kindly reassure me so that I may put her mind to rest that her horse is being well fed and watered.
My mind is racing with so many things, I hardly know where to start. Long story short (I do hope):
Just before we got married, Mike took a job with a great company here in Atlanta ... moving him from the Carolinas and me from Tennessee. I am certain that many of y'all know that I am a girl of old-fashioned ideas, and I just knew we were going to be here forever, raise our brood, and he would retire from that company many years down the road, and then we would turn into grandparents. The End.
Had you asked me at the beginning of December if I would be here for the rest of my days, I'd have given you money to take to the bank on it. It sure is a good thing nobody asked me. Shortly before the holidays, Mike received a call that would change the life plan I had set up in my mind. I am not one who takes well to change, but to see my husband so excited about the new position was all I needed. I literally started packing that day. And watching the complete series of Dallas ... just to get me ready for life in Texas.
Now, where exactly are we going?
When are we loading up the truck and moving?
When we sell our home here in Atlanta. Our plan is to have it on the market in a couple weeks.
What are our plans for setting up our new home?
We are planning to find a place to rent while we learn the area before buying a new home. Renting or buying, I am looking forward to making a new space our own little sanctuary.
Am I expecting?
I get this question A LOT! Not yet. ;o) Hopefully, we can hold off the next baby till we get settled. I say that only because I cannot imagine orchestrating a move and selling a home whilst pregnant. However, should The Bossman come through the door and tell me it's time, we all know I'd be game.
Am I sad to leave this place?
Yes and no, of course. I will miss so many things about this wonderful place. I love Georgia, and part of my heart will always be here. Especially my little yellow house on the hill. I will miss the nursery where I brought both of my sweet babies home and rocked them by the window. We have received so many blessings in this place, but I know the Lord has many more things in store for this family. And I do love trusting in my God.
I am so incredibly grateful and thankful to so many of y'all who have taken the time to let me know you are praying for us and thinking about us and loving us. The same is yours in return. To those of y'all who live in Austin and have graciously offered to help us find our footing, thank you! I am anxious to meet every last one of you!