Saturday, July 31, 2010

Going Home!!!

It is actually tricky for us to know what to call HOME right now. We use the words "home" or "our house" to refer to many different places right now. We talk about KY as "our home." We refer to our TX apartment as "our home." We have also made an offer on a house in TX that we have already begun to call "our home." We will know by Monday evening if the TX house will be our future home or not...once again, we are waiting. However, our family has gotten pretty good at waiting and it just isn't bothering us or on our minds too much right now. Many people have called or texted to see "what we've found out about the house" and, honestly, we just aren't thinking about it unless our realtor calls. God is so good to grant us patience at a time when it seems as though everything is up in the air right now.
Anyway, the point of this post is to tell you that the kids and I will be in KY beginning tomorrow! I need to pack my classroom up which is just a daunting task in itself - yes, because I taught for 12 years and have to separate "my stuff" from "Jessamine County stuff," but even more so because I have been teaching for 12 years and now I have to separate "Jamie" from "Wilmore Elementary School teacher." Please pray for me on Monday. It is going to be an emotional day.
We will also be meeting with the realtor who will, hopefully quickly, be selling our KY home. No one wants to carry 2 mortgages for long!
Most importantly, we will spend as much time as possible, including many sleepovers (!), with friends. A dear friend from school is opening her home on Tuesday afternoon for a little "goodbye reception" with my colleagues and the rest of the time will be spent swimming, talking, tearing up, remembering, and making many new memories with friends. We are excited to spend time at Southland too. As hard as it has been to pack today to return to KY knowing that in less than two weeks TEXAS will be called HOME, we are thrilled to be able to have the opportunity to go to what our HEARTS still call HOME right now.
We are blessed that Donny's company will be coming to pack and move us in a few weeks so we do not need to spend our visit doing that. Donny will head to KY then to supervise that. We are so sad that we cannot say goodbye as a complete family, altogether, at the same time, but this is what works with the cost of tickets, timing, and Liv's school schedule.
We are so excited to see those of you who live in KY and will post about our time there for those of you who are not there!!!

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