Friday, September 6, 2013

Everything happens so quickly

We fell in love with Alabama. Kevin graduated with another Master's Degree. We moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ethan is nine months old... tomorrow! As I look back on the last six months, I am seriously amazed that we are all still together in one piece. Things can change so drastically from one day to the next and yet we all somehow manage through the day, sleep and are ready for more in the morning. I think we have finally "settled" although we still have a few lingering boxes upstairs waiting for a random bookshelf. I believe the most difficult part of moving is feeling as though the children have found their niche. As I picked up Breanna from swimming and I watched as she was laughing with her teammates, it did my heart so much good. She got in the truck and said, "I think I am going to like it here." Huge sigh of relief. As I picked up Ryan from Cross Country practice and he lingered while talking with his new found friends, another moment of happiness happened. I watched Courtney in the pool with her lane buddies and as they floated and laughed I had another moment of silent victory. Watching Derek "high five" his soccer buddies and hearing his contagious laugh brought a smile only a mother can understand. Yes. Finally. It has taken two months, but I think we have arrived.