We did it! We made it across the country to PA! We are still in transition mode since we have not settled on our home in Philadelphia yet. The kids and I are staying on the farm with Mumsie. Tommy's program has already started so he is staying with Mary and Andy in Philly (thanks you two!). It is not an ideal setup to be spending this time apart, but I am trying to remind myself that this is temporary. I have been focusing on living in the moment and to taking each day at a time. It sounds like it should be easy enough, but it has been really hard for me. Addison has turned into a clingy monkey. The loving grandparents have been spoiling the rugrats with every snack that I don't normally allow. Each bite that they take makes me fear that they are never going to want to eat my healthy foods again. Just as I am about to loose it, I peak in to find them snuggled up on Mumsie's lap reading a book, and I realize that it really doesn't matter. All that matters is that they have this time to get to know all of their grandparents better. They are getting the time that they haven't had over the past four years. They won't remember their daddy being gone for a few weeks and that haven't been in their own beds in their own bedrooms. But they will remember the countless baseball games that they went to with Pop Pop, morning meditation with Mumsie, bonfires and sleepovers with their cousins, and lake days with their Grammy B. This summer is not what I had envisioned when I planned for us to make our move, but that is ok. Sometimes when our plan goes array we end up with something even better. God always provides us with what we need, and right now we need healing in the arms of our families.
Wherever You Go is a book that has quickly become one of our favorites. It was given to us by our amazing friends, the Gomez family. It is a lyric type story about following different paths in life. I highly recommend it for anyone moving or going through a transition. It's a children's story but it applies to anyone at any age. Beautifully written by Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrated by Eliza Wheeler.
You can find the link below. It is on sale at Amazon right now!
"Roads give you chances to seek and explore.
Want an adventure?
Just open your door."