Thursday, April 8, 2010

Together Again

Hello to anyone who might be reading this old, unloved web-log. I figure this is still the best way to share news with the most people in the easiest way.
Steve came to visit for Easter, which was wonderful but way too short. The only reason I was able to say goodbye to him again without weeping was that we have come to the decision to move to Memphis to be together with him. This was a move I always said I would never make, but you do what you have to do. At this point it is a temporary move, but if there is one thing I have learned this year, it is that God is in control of our lives, not me. If anyone had told me a year ago that I would end up spending six months with my parents away from my husband, I would have laughed. But by the time we leave in three weeks, it will have been exactly six months.
And the future is quite a blank to me, which is actually kind of exciting. I have never before moved to a new city where I know absolutely nothing about it(except Elvis) and nobody in it(except Steve). But home is where the family is, and any uncertainties or doubts I may have are completely overwhelmed by the thought of having a father and husband close by again.
As to this blog- I don't know if I will have a computer or wireless access, but if and when I do, I will try and get this old thing up and running again. Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

So, about the blog

Just in case anyone ever checks in on this blog anymore-

I am not sure what to do with it. Its original purpose was to give some updates to grandma and other family members back in Washington. Seeing as I have been living at grandma's house for the last three months, surrounded by my once long distance family members, makes that purpose a bit pointless.

I suppose an update would be good. I originally decided to move back home for a couple of months for several reasons- the primary one being that my husband was working out of town 5-6 days a week, and it was pretty lame being a single mom. Other reasons are family related, but mostly having to do with my father losing his job and being diagnosed with dementia in the fall. I had hoped to be of some use to him and my mom as she needs to be at work all day. Then I was to come back after the holidays with my husband.
Well, Christmas came and went and all of the reasons why I originally came out here were as strong as ever. Steve is still working far away, dad is still in need of help, and other issues, some having to do with our housing, have led us to decide that I am going to stay here for a while longer- not sure how long, but probably as long as my husband is MIA.
This has not been an easy decision for us- it has been difficult to give up my life in Tennessee for such a long period of time- to say goodbye to friends and church, but we are certain this is the right move for us right now. So for those of you who have been wondering what happened to us, that is it, in a nutshell.

As for the blog, I don't know what the future holds for it. It may be repurposed, or it may just be on hiatus until our lives are back to normal (whatever that might mean). So thanks for checking in.