Friday, June 13, 2008

More Good Byes

This is a very odd time in our journey. We are literally overwhelmed with logistics and the To Do lists of getting the heck out of here. At the same time, we are saying lots of good byes.
Husband and I had lunch with work colleagues and friends. Really lovely men that we enjoy so much. You chat, talk, exchange hugs and say "see ya next year" - it is surreal.

We have dinner with friends made through our children. Really relaxing and fun to sit and talk, chat and there is always the good bye of "see ya next year ..." We will miss these amazing relationships and the kinship of like souls.

When I was pregnant, I knew this huge life changing event was about to happen. I knew it in my brain and in my heart. But, I could not possibly know what it would be like until that precious child arrived. I feel a similar anticipation. I know this is huge. I know it is life changing. I know it is the opportunity of a life time. But, I can not possibly know what it is like till I get there.

Ready to be there . Really ready. And scared too by the way.


sarah said...

Thanks for posting. I'm loving your blog, being a single mom of a ten year old who has been contemplating doing the same thing for over a year now. It won't be this coming year, but 2009-2010 is looking like a possibility. I tripped over your blog through FatDoctor, whose blog I landed on through the NYT. Serendipity, at the very least.

For now, I'm heading down to Mexico for about eight weeks this summer - almost four with a friend while the kid visits grandparents, then coming back to get him and take him back for a month. I'm starting to sketch out a proposal for my employer for how it'd be good for them to have me there for 6-9 months at least, and thinking about what it'd take to do it. And then I see you out there blazing the trail. :)

Best to you - breathe, and good luck!

Anonymous said...

I am really glad I got to see y'all before the move. I know it is a big nervous time. But I know that you guys can handle it. The boys are really developing their own special personalities. Noah reminds me of myself sometimes. Pretty cool for an uncle with no kids. I love all of you. Take care.


Beth said...

I saw your comment on my blog. Good to hook up with you too!

There is not much of anything on the internet regarding moving with kids, which is why I was so happy to find yours!

You don't say where in Mexico you're going. We are heading down to Playa del Carmen for a week this August, and VERY much looking forward to it.

I'm having some difficulty getting everyone on board, so I'm hoping that this week might help in that regard.

Looking forward to hearing more!