- After hours spent packing, in transition, unpacking, tired, and unsettled, our time at the beach was bliss. It actually felt like we were on vacation. The boys were grinning ear-to-ear, the scenery and weather were nothing short of beautiful. We were together as a family.
- We are facing an ocean of uncertainty as we transition into our new home, new schools, new jobs, and new acquaintances. Despite the beautiful blue water backdrop, we are not on vacation. Up until this picture was taken, we had been together as a family...pretty much 24/7 for three weeks, in hotel rooms and houses full of boxes...enough said :).
- Perhaps the picture is not worth a thousand words, but from either side of the coin, regardless of the positives and the negatives, it does say we have each other, whether or not we are temporarily sick of each other, we face these uncharted waters together.
Thoughts for Thursday (Moving Moments #2)~ While I can't say the last three weeks have been a walk in the park, we sure had a wonderful day at the beach this past Saturday.
When I first downloaded this picture the phrase, "picture perfect...even when life isn't!" came to my mind. Isn't it amazing how a picture can be worth a thousand, but a picture sometimes doesn't tell the true story at all? This picture is both simultaneously.
Moving moments~ Our big cross-country adventure has been going great. As far as moving from coast to coast with a two month old, 3 & 8 year old energetic boys, and 1 old dog goes, I could not ask for a better move. I have truly seen God's blessings throughout each day.
One in particular was walking into little boy number one's wide open arms throughout the day the packers were boxing up all of our possessions.
If you have ever tried to move...or merely clean your living room...you know children underfoot equals the almost instantaneous undoing of whatever you are trying to accomplish. So, I had seriously considered farming the older two children out to friends for the day. Deciding that they might enjoy watching the packers and desiring them to be a part of the move, the hubby and I kept them home with back-up childcare plans in case their orneriness overtook them.
Instead of being a burden, little boy #1 was a blessing throughout the day. Whenever the stress started to elevate, I would turn around and he would be standing there with arms wide open and a sweet little grin. I think he needed frequent reassurance amidst the chaos. But his need was my blessing and a constant reminder to keep perspective. One of the things I thought would be most burdensome during that day was actually my saving grace...isn't that true of so many things in our lives?!
In the midst of a stressful week, there was that sunshine peeking!
I didn't want to spoil the moment trying to capture it with my camera, but I did have a picture of that smile from two days before!