|copyright: Karen Larsen photography|
How do I feel about it? To be honest, I have trouble reconciling the information. In my heart, I still believe we will be moving, for a job, and to the original area. What do I have to base my information on? Only my feelings. If we don't move, I don't really care. I am fine doing what the Lord wants me to, as long as I know that is what He wants. Drew thinks we will be staying here until he retires (at least three more years, but more likely, eight more). I just don't see that happening. But then, my life never looks like I think it will.
In high school, my friends used to tease me about being that Mormon Mom with nine kids and a station wagon. I swore that would never be me. Who would want nine kids? I was going to college and getting a degree and then I would be a mom, but I would also have a career. All through college, I thought about what kind of a job I wanted, marriage and family therapy, school psychology, something in counseling definitely. Finally, the end of my Senior year, I got it through my head, either I would be a really great employee and a stinky mom, or a really great mom and a stinky employee, or just kind of making it work at both. Where did I really want to spend my time and energy? I did get my degree. I do have nine children (and picked up a couple of honorary children along the way--Tammy and Richard). I did drive a station wagon, at one time and ditched it as soon as we possibly could (hated that car!). And my career? Well, I have one of those too. It is called Motherhood. I use my degree everyday!! Do you have any idea how much money I save in therapy alone? And tutoring? And tailoring? And....and.....and......
|This was the best family shot of our super windy photo shoot.|
These people are my life!! They get all of me, everyday. Not me divided between them and my career, or my part-time sales job, or the PTA. I am here, for them. Does that mean I don't do anything else? No I have a few hobbies and an exercise class with a couple of girlfriends, and quilting with some of the elderly sisters here in the area. But I can drop any of those at any time to take care of my people, when they need me. So whether we live here or we move, this is my job, and these are my people.
I LOVE my job!! It is nice to know that I can live anywhere and it all comes with me!
Just to recap my maybe moving list of stuff:
I have gotten rid of a ton of junk, but I have a ton more to go so that is still in process.
I cleaned half of the windows in the house, but now they probably need to be done again.
I touched up the paint in the family room and have to finish the book shelf wall.
We replaced the flooring in the kids rooms.
I painted the microwave cubby in the kitchen and cleaned out most of the cupboards, but need to finish them.
I spackled the green bathroom but need to paint over it.
And I haven't touched Sun's room because we have college boys sleeping in there over the summer. Hopefully I will get that done after they all go back to college.
That is the recap. I will keep you posted as to the status, especially if we really do end up moving. When we moved here, we knew two years ahead of time that we were coming. It was super hard to continue to believe that was happening as the months and then years went by. But here we are. In September it will have been one year since I originally thought we were moving. So maybe we just have to wait another year?!!
Whatever. We will see, ay?