June 9, 2014 was a big day for our family. We closed on our house in Ohio. We scrambled to finish packing our stuff after a trailer-hitch install fiasco. We ate supper at Chipotle with our people. And then we started the drive down south.
So here we are, a year later. It’s crazy how much has changed. We put every single detail of our lives in God’s hands last year. And I must say, He did good.
Ryan and I are both gainfully employed. Something that was not in place when we moved. I have a great work family and I get to do what I love every day. God has put so many people and opportunities in my life already. People and opportunities that weren’t there a year ago and I am so excited to see what the future holds for both of us.
We have a house. A beautiful house so perfect for us. We also are now the proud owners of a master bedroom door and ceiling fan…two things this house did not have when we purchased it.
The boys are at a great daycare with teachers who love them. Watching their friendships grow is especially precious to me. These are the friends they will grow up with at school and church and on sports teams and I’m so excited for my boys to find lifelong friends.
The boys don’t run up and down the stairs for hours every night. Thank God. Instead they sit in bed and have the most random conversations. Currently “Keller, please share that toy with me. You’re breaking my heart!” “No, Hayes.” “Well, this tiger is magic.” “So.”
Hayes completed a season with TOT, the most amazing basketball class ever. And his first tee-ball season. And so begins my life as a boy mom, full of games and practices. And after game snacks. That was Hayes’ favorite part.
My children are obsessed with Zaxby’s. Or “spaxby’s” as Hayes calls it. Grilled cheese and chocolate milk make them insanely happy.
We have found so much comfort and stability in our church and it was a piece we were definitely missing before. It’s amazing what a difference the right church can make.
I still sometimes struggle with having people here. Someone I can call to go grab coffee or drive around and vent. A spontaneous lunch date. I’ve met so many amazing people since we moved, but building those relationships takes time. It has certainly made me more sympathetic towards others in this situation. It can be so intimidating to be the new girl where friend circles are already established.
I can’t wait to read this on June 9, 2016 and see how much has changed.
To our friends and family, we couldn’t have made it through this past year without all of you! Thanks for the prayers, phone calls, visits, sangria dates, texts, food and everything else. We are so blessed.