Forgive me and please remind me

I need you to remind me when I’m whining and feeling down that I will be happy and that “life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change” as a dear friend told me the other day. Justin’s set to start his adventure in Seattle on Sunday and the kids and I will be there sometime before 2016. Pretty broad, right? And that is starting to freak me out! I’m not sure where we are going or when. I mean, I know I’m going to the Seattle area and have targeted Bainbridge Island as our first choice but anything can happen.

Until that vague moving date in the future, I feel like we’re on a grand farewell tour of sorts. We just spent a wonderful week in Hilton Head and I’m certain we will not be back there for some time…if ever. So I found myself feeling nostalgic and trying to memorize the little details I hoped to permanently etch in my mind. We said good-bye to our favorite landmark, the large sombrero at South of the Border, that I won’t really miss but it always symbolized the beginning of a much needed vacation.

In the coming days, weeks, and months there will be many more last times and farewells. We’re pulling the band-aid off in the slowest fashion imaginable. Maybe that’s worse or maybe it’s genius. But when I don’t have a clear picture of what lies ahead, or frankly even a blurry one, I’m finding it hard to think about our new beginnings.

So please, remind me to be positive and to enjoy these moments. And bear with me when I complain a little too much…these are all good changes and I’m pretty much the luckiest girl alive to have a life that I love so much I don’t want to leave it.

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