Monday, August 24, 2009

No Place Like Home

Mae-Mae's fancy feet
How true. There is no place like home. I am so thankful to be here. I mean the kind of thankful that you can't really talk about because your heart is so grateful and so full and so overwhelmed all at the same time. That kind of gratitude. Thankful for the opportunity. Thankful for the amazing, unbelievable way that He worked it out for us to get here. Thankful for the 21.5 hour drive I made safely by myself with all five children in tow. I still don't know how I did that. Thankful that I have managed for the past month to run the household and care for the children by myself while my husband continues to work in New York. His grace is sufficient has new meaning to me. I am most thankful that it will only be this way for a few more months and then we will all be together again. I am so glad to be home, I can do anything for a few more months.
We have been busy unpacking and finding a new normal. Meeting new friends and connecting with our old ones. Trying to make a house a home. Getting our oldest off to college for her second year and another one ready for first grade. I am the Mother of a college student and a first grader :) . Lots of beautiful things lie within those words. Looking forward to writing about it all. So thankful to be home ~Where life is slower and easier and even more beautiful than before.
I have missed you all.....

11 comments:

Henley on the Horn said...

Welcome back! I have checked in several times because we have missed you! I hope you enjoy your new home and that you are all reunited quickly!

Jodee Leader said...

Welcome back! I agree -- there is no place like home!

I can't believe you made that long of a trip with five kids! You are one amazing mama!

Hope you have a great week!

Gracie Beth said...

I am so glad everything went so well! My mom has a junior in college, a high school senior, and a third grader!

The 5 Bickies said...

Wow - so great to hear from you! You have been BUSY! Glad you are happy to be where you are. This will be a fun and exciting time as the children start school and you meet new friends. Blesings to you all!

this blessed nest said...

welcome home!!!

i can't believe it. i am reading a post, and knowing you are not very far away. such a sweet post, with sweet words. you are truly a southern gal!

thank you so much for allowing me to glimpse inside your exciting world for back-to-college shopping for *our* girl. you know i love her so.

can't wait to visit with you soon & see you more frequently on p&g.

xoxo

The Cape House said...

Beautiful post. I am glad to see you back, and you sound like super mom! I am looking forward to more of your beautiful posts and photos.

Michele said...

It is so wonderful to read your updates! I missed you! I can't remember where you moved to - if it happens to be Maryland let me know - I would love to meet you in person :)

Courtney said...

Welcome back!

Elizabeth said...

kudos to you......traveling with 5 kids? alone? wow. that's all i can say.

so glad you are back. i was thinking about your a couple of weeks ago. i've missed your posts!

3 Peanuts said...

Hi beautiful friend. I am so glad you are HOMAE! I have missed you. I know from experience ho hard those settling in months can be. Hope it is all going well. Praying for you.

K

lizziefitz said...

Sebi, We are living the same life! Moved , Hubby stayed behind, 5 kids. 2 month old to 15 1/2 year old. I missed you, Glad you are back:) Elizabeth