Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It's been a long time..........


It say it's been a long time would be an understatement. Life happened and this blog was the last thing on my mind.

Greg's nephew passed away in a car accident in late October. We flew up to Montana to see the family for a week..... two weeks after we were there, his Father passed. We drove back to Montana and stayed for two weeks. It was nice to be there. The circumstances may have been bad, but being surrounded by family was a nice comfort. There was Thanksgiving and then Christmas..... and here we are.

It's been tough. Now that Greg is not busy at work he has much more time to think about his Dad. He has just started to grieve and I sometimes feel at a loss. I don't always know what to say and I wish that I could take away his pain.

The other big news is that we are moving. Moving to Montana. I'm excited.... and sad. I think it will be a great move for us. Greg will be by his family, the kids will be around Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Something that I think they will love. The cost of living is much less there, and the schools are ranked in the top 10 in the nation. All things that make this move positive.

The one and only thing that makes this move sad is I am leaving my parents. Just typing it makes me cry. How can I take the kids away from their grandparents that they are so close to? I've lived away from them twice. Neither time lasted long. I wasn't ready and I am still not. I hope and pray that they will follow us. I can't bear the thought of seeing them only once or twice a year.

Greg starts work there On Feb 15th. I fly to Montana to find a house on Saturday. It's all so fast. I'll be busy and maybe I won't find the time to cry....

8 comments:

Twelfthknit said...

Hey, I hope that this will be the great move that you want it to be. Warm wishes,

India

Jennifer said...

Best of luck with your move.

Liz said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I've often talked about moving away but can't bear to take the kids away from my parents. I've got their blessing if need be, but it still hurts. I know how hard a decision that was to make ((hugs))

And can I just say, yay Montanta. Hubby was there a few months ago for business and I looked at cost of living and holy cow! I was ready to move there myself. :)

Catherine Kerth said...

I love you ;) I'll call you as soon as I think y'all are up.

starrypurplehaze said...

Many hugs to you!

anne said...

so sorry to hear about all the family losses...but welcome home to montana :) where in montana will you be moving?

Heatherly said...

so sorry. i have been thinking bout you but not online, :0(
good luck house hunting! hope you get to have a wooly room of your own

dailythread said...

I've missed you! I'm so sorry for the losses you all have endured. I hope the move will go smoothly...with the exception of leaving your parents, this seems so exciting! I hope they'll follow, too.