Friday, October 17, 2008

The Journey Begins

Brett left this morning for Indiana. I am not sure of when I will see him again so it was hard to say good-bye. Jane woke up and immediately wrote a letter for him but was disappointed to see that he had already left. I guess I don't really know how much these little kids are affected by all the change in their lives lately, but I think little Jane is the most sensitive to it. Life is full of change and Brett always says that we can embrace it or kick and scream. It is our choice. Sometimes I'd really like to kick and scream.
But I have learned over this past year that with change comes blessings. I can't deny the blessings that have been poured out upon me this year. It has strengthened my testimony and I feel it has prepared me for a new life away from home and without my biggest support, my mom. And although I would give it all up to see my mom again, I know she is there and this is the plan. Now all I have to do is embrace it.
I miss you Mom, especially at times like these.
We miss you Brett.

11 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh... It is so hard to let them drive away. We will all pray he will drive safe and arrive in Indiana to a nice awaiting... ah... motel???

I don't know if we will let you drive away when the time comes but we will certainly fill these next few weeks with lots of good memories to take with you.

Call if you need anything!!

Debbie said...

I am so thankful that you blog, Amanda. We can keep in touch, watch the kids grow and see what is going on in your lives.
Good luck Brett!!

Samantha said...

Being Brett's cousin, I always knew he would make a girl very happy. I am glad he picked you. Life happens whether we are ready for it or not. I am excited for you and your family as you begin a new adventure in your life. Have FUN. Embrace it.

Brook said...

Drop your kids off when you need a break or need to run some errands! Let me know if I can do anything.

bills said...

What can I do for you here in Indiana? Do you need a realtor? I've been asking around about places up north and have a short list (I still think you should come to south east indianapolis-but I'm biased)

Gwen

Becky, yep said...

I'm crying for you for the first time. I really do think that this is going to be a fabulous journey for your family.
You are seeing the brightside of it through all the sad that surrounds it! you are such a strong Mom! Good luck with the next few months!

Kristine said...

This time with your Dad will be so nice for you two. I hope all goes well! I called you and left a message on your cell, I think lunch would be fun. Call me when you have the time.

Logan and Ashley said...

I am so sorry I missed Brett yesterday... are you going to stop by? Are you even driving?
Anyway, this year has been so hard, but I am amazed at your dedication to let it get you down. You are an example to me and I am so glad that you were open enough to me to let me see your strength. Good luck in Indiana. I can't believe you are actually moving! Have fun with your dad these next weeks!

Laura said...

I hate change! I would be very nervous if I were in your situation. Good luck! Good job for being so brave :)

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

I bet you are anxious for things to settle down and be "normal" again. I know the feeling.
We may be in a similar situation very soon...Pat's interviewing for jobs in Charlotte, NC. I'd still only be about 14 hours from you! And I'd be closer to Disney. :) We'll see what happens. I'm trying to embrace the idea too.

Jason K said...

I don't know what we will do with the old man. I can't believe he made it to Indiana so fast. Old age and bladder issues. I am glad that we still get to see Amanda and kids. We hope she will visit this weekend again. The Ward party, church, Sunday Circle, etc. I hope Bret will not be too sad being without family, but I am sure that all of the sports channels will keep him busy :)