Saturday, October 2, 2010

Patience is a virtue.

One that I greatly struggle to obtain.  So to update you on my "in limbo" post.  The very basics are that an opportunity has presented itself within my husbands company.  One that if it works out will require us to move.  Most likely to a new state.  The good part is that the move would bring us closer to family.  That would be a huge blessing in our lives.  Now I am going to go all nostalgic on you so you may want to stop reading about now.

6 years ago this month actually is when we moved into this house.  We moved from northern Indiana.  We lived within 20 minutes of almost my entire family.  We had a babysitters, family get togethers and a great support system.  My husbands job brought us about 3 1/2 hours south east.  It could have been much worse.  At least we were in easy driving distance but still far enough away to make visits quite far apart.  Especially once we started accumulating animals.  It makes it very hard to just pick up and go when you have all of these animal babies to care for.  We were excited about the prospect of moving to a new place and starting a new life in a new place.  That ideal quickly came to an end after just a short time here.  We kind of realized how good we had it.  We had no one in our new town.  We had never even visited here before we made the move.  It took a LOOOONG time to build a new support system of friends.  I mean it took years.  It was very hard on us as a young married couple having a baby about every year and a half.  In a new place with a bunch of babies and no help.  We spent about the first two years trying to move back.  Then we got through  the toughest part and really started to stand on our own two feet. 

A few years into it we started growing roots so to speak and grow where we were planted.  We grew physically as a family, we also grew emotionally as a family.  There is something about not having anyone else to depend on that makes you either split or depend on each other.  Thank God we chose the later.  We started making our life what we wanted it to be.  Growing our little hobby farm and living our dream.  We are truely content and happy with where our life is.

Then this prospect has presented itself and we really had to figure out what was best for us.  We are a family unit and that is what is the most important thing to us now.  Honestly the idea of living closer to family and friends kind of scared me at first.  When I lived there before I was a different person and I need to remember that.  It was only 6 years ago but the changes that have taken place in the last 6 years in me, my relationship with my husband and our family are amazing.  They have been wonderful changes.  I do feel it will be a great thing.  As long as we can continue to stay close the way we are now and grow together we will be just fine.  No matter where we live or who we live near it will all be okay.

We should know more details by the middle of next week.  I will keep you updated as I know the details. 


  1. I can really relate to your story. My husband and I moved to Alabama from PA. We didnt know anyone here. Most of our family is in PA. We dont have kids but I think it would be harder to have little ones and move to a state where you dont know anyone. We love it here though and dont plan on moving back. We moved here with three cats and now have 8 chickens and 4 cats. Not fun moving with cats that far. You cant walk them at rest stops you know :). Hope you get the best thing for you and your family whether it be moving or staying where you are.

  2. I absolutely want what you and your family think is the best decision. Having said that, I don't want you to go.

  3. It's so hard to pull up your roots and replant them somewhere else. In spite of all the things that were happening in my life, we were always close as a family. Living in a small town does that to you. But I have found that even now, as a different person, surrounded by family, separated from miguel. We're still close. our family is still close. No matter where you go Amy, your family will be close as long as you continue to hold them together. I just think you're amazing. I'll be praying for you guys!


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