Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I'm Still Alive

A week and a few days after moving in, I"m still alive.  Moving weekend was a bit stressful.  First-not knowing if everything would be closed and funded for 3 different families to simultaneously move.  Second-we ended up moving in on top of the former owners of this home.  The poor people had no extra help and were having to unload boxes at their new house before they could come back and get more.  We were blessed with lots of help, great people who not only helped us (thank you! thank you! thank you!) but also just jumped in and helped the other family too.  It was well after midnight that we went to bed here.  But, nearly everything was out of the old house and thanks to Lyndsi's help and my sister-in-law, Lisa's, help my kitchen was pretty well put away. 

How are things a week and half later? Well......the kids are still on mattresses on the floor.  There are still lots of boxes to unpack.  We haven't set foot inside any home improvement store to even start the process of choosing paint colors.  However, we do have both Christmas trees up, have hosted a small family party, set up the craft room, loaded the food storage shelves back up and moved the dog back home.  (Poor thing is a little confused about it all still.) 

With Christmas this weekend we've had a big slow down in setting up the house, but are really looking forward to being able to get it all done soon.  We've had lots of amazing help from good friends and family.  I feel so loved and blessed.  I have literally been moved to tears several times by the small random acts of kindness people have done for me and my family.  I was thinking it was all just coming from our family and old neighborhood, but we have received neighbor gifts from people in our new circle and from another family we don't know (but know aren't in the circle).  It makes me feel so good to know people here are aware of what's going on in the 'hood and are stepping up to help us feel welcome.  It's all been very humbling and I've realized just how far I still have to go to be who I want to be.


Sunshine and Lazy days said...

I'm glad you are still alive! I think it is amazing when the small and simple things show us that we are loved in so many ways..like getting a christmas card from a friend, who dispite her move sent them out! :) Love you!

Cami said...


I just want to know how you do it with such a sunny disposition (unless you just do that for me when I call...)