Monday, November 26, 2012

Texas

Last week, in my So What! Wednesday, I mentioned that we were moving to Texas. Mentioned it and moved on. I guess I should explain myself.

James has been offered a new position with his current employer. This new job means we have to move to Austin, Texas. Which for those of you who don't know, is 19 hours away from our current home in Dayton, Ohio.

I will be honest, brutally so. I did not want to move. I don't like change. I am somewhat of a homebody and 98% of my family and friends live within a 90 minute drive. Not to mention, I have a newborn, who when we move, will be a day shy of his 2 month birthday. And I am a stay at home Mom now. I cry when I think of moving. I cry even harder when I think of not seeing certain people as much as I do now.

I am scared I am going to hate Texas. I'm scared I will be homesick 24/7/365. I am scared I won't make friends. I'm scared of how this move will effect my relationships with my friends and family in Ohio. I am scared that all these changes will effect my relationship with James.

However, I also know that my husband wants this; I know how important this opportunity is to James. We weighed the pros and cons and as a couple, we decided this is a move we needed to make.

This move is going to test me. Test everything I have ever known. But I am hoping and having faith that this works. That we love our life in Texas and all those fears I once had no longer exist. That we are doing what is the very best for our family. I have to believe this or I will end up in a black hole of emotions sooner than later.

Keep me in your thoughts and prayers over the next few weeks. We will be moving right after Christmas. James starts his new job on Jan. 2.

Change happens. And in my case, it's in the form of Texas. May God help my poor Democratic soul.

11 comments:

  1. I hate change too. I hope you have a smooth move and can make some friends out there.

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  2. I totally get it. We moved a 3 day drive away from our families 4 years ago. And honestly it was hard. BUT with having a baby, you meet mom friends. And mom friends ROCK. Sign up for classes. Go to the library. Go to the park. You'll make plenty of new friends. And having a baby means lots of visitors who don't want to miss him growing up. After we had Henry we had WAY more family come visit us than before.

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    1. Thanks for the advice. I thought about joining MOPS here so I am going to look into it in TX. I think the warm weather down there will be helpful. In OH, you are stuck in doors a lot.

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  3. I don't know how I missed this!! I'm so sorry; I feel for you. I hate change too! I'm in the same state as my family, but I still struggle with being away from my "home," and it's been almost 2 years now. It is definitely an adjustment, but I'll be praying it's a smooth transition for y'all. AND HEY! I live 45 minutes north of Austin! :):)

    Your democratic soul will be more at home in Austin than any other TX city, I believe ;) Hehe!

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    1. Creeper alert - maybe we can meet. How strange am I? ;)

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  4. Awe!! We did the same thing a year and a half ago... Except we moved from Texas back to NC where a lot of our family is. I hope the transition is smooth for you-- though we have some family here (not all of our family though) it was hard for me to make friends. I had been in Texas for 17ish years... I recommend finding a meetup.com group for new moms in Austin as well as possibly joining Mops. I also do BSF (bible study fellowship) and they have amazing child care- and everything is free. These are the only things that have kept me sane this past year. Email me if you want- and I'm not sure where in Austin you will be but one of my best friends is in Austin and they quickly found a church that they love. She has a son that will be one Christmas day! :)

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    1. Thanks for the advice!! Once I figure out where we are going to be living (somewhere outside of Austin), I will be in touch and you can get me the church name. We are looking forward to finding a home church once we get settled.

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  5. PS I found your blog through our link up! Thanks for joining us!!! ;)

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  6. I just stumbled upon your blog this morning and saw this post and knew I had to comment. I moved to Texas with my husband 3 1/2 years ago from Tennessee where I was born and raised so I know what's it is like to suddenly move very far away from friends and family. It gets better in time and I've been to Austin a few times and it is beautiful with lots of fun shopping and plenty to do with a family - Hope that's encouraging for you! I'm eager to follow your blog and find out how the move goes. I hope it is a easy transition and not too overwhelming!!

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    1. Oh and I nominated you for a blog award over on my blog! Enjoy!!

      http://sarahram.blogspot.com/2012/11/ive-been-nominated.html

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    2. My husband says Austin is the best place for us to move to and I hope he is right. I have never been to Texas and now I'm moving there. It's a bit unnerving! Thanks for stopping by and for nominating me!

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