You read that right.
Just don’t tell this crazy chick from 2 years ago. She might throat punch me.
As we near the end of our stay here, there are things in nearly 2 years that I’ve grown to love and become used to about this place. I’d have never thought that any part of me would be sad to move. While I’m beyond excited to head to North Carolina and TREES AND GRASS AND WATER – I’ll never think back on this place as one I hated.
After those first few months.
So here’s my list so I don’t forget:
- This house. As much as I thought I would die living here from how nasty it was, we’ve really put some effort into it these past two years and made it a home I’d consider buying if we stayed. I love the extra room we made a playroom/office, and the backyard that has about the only grass in the neighborhood that Sam loves to work on.
- Our friends. Bella has friends, so do I. We will miss them when we go. A lot.
- The winters. I never thought I wouldn’t miss snow, but I don’t. I do not miss being cold 8 months out of the year. ::coughColoradocough:: The winters here are so nice that we spend every second we can outside.
- The big city. I’m not a small town girl even having grown up in one. I like being close to museums, restaurants, and things to do. I don’t even mind traffic. El Paso has just about anything we want close by. I’m not sure how big the towns near us will be in NC.
- My therapist. Yeah, I’ll miss her a lot. It’s not easy to tell someone goodbye that you’ve shared every thought and secret with for the past year of your life.
- A slower pace of life. NC might be the same, but I’ve gotten used to things just being a lot slower here.
- Seeing a third world country off the highway. I don’t think the shock value of realizing I’m looking at another country will ever cease for me. It’s pretty amazing to know I’m looking at Mexico maybe a quarter of a mile away at times.
So yes, there will be things I’ll never forget about here. I’m so thankful that these past two years were able to bring some lovely with the hard and the sad. We’re all really excited to move and start life in a new place as a family of four. This was one of the main reasons Sam chose military life again, and I supported it. We aren’t the type of people who want to settle down in one house, raise kids, and stay put. I’d be bored out of my mind, and God must have known that. As high stress as this move can be, I know it’s short term and then a new routine will start again.
With sweet tea, girlfriends I can smoosh in real life instead of by text, fried chicken, SEASONS, and wisteria.