Friday, December 26, 2008

A Weird but Wonderful Week

Weird...recovering from the driving and packing and moving.

Wonderful...being together with not having to say good-bye at the airport again.

Weird...waiting to see if our traumatized bunny would bounce back after the long drive.

Wonderful...finally having the rabbit eat and drink and act normal.

Weird...celebrating Christmas in an odd house.

Wonderful...having new friends invite us over on Christmas afternoon.

Weird...having everything you own packed away in a box, and stacked in the garage.

Wonderful...having the hope of getting into a new house within a month.

Weird...no way to make any food (only paper plates).

Wonderful...no pressure of cooking a fancy meal for Christmas.

Weird...feeling like this isn't home yet and everything seems new.

Wonderful...Chuck has been here for 8 months and he can lead the way.

As usual, I am trying to focus on the positive. I can't find my cord to upload pictures so it may be awhile before I can post pics. But I wanted to continue to stay in touch. I have been thinking a lot about how Christmas can be both a wonderful time and a difficult time for people. And though it hasn't been difficult, it has been kind of weird around here. It is a season of waiting, and trusting, and being patient, learning to be flexible, and trying to adjust graciously.

11 comments:

DebiH. said...

It's certainly wonderful for you to all be together for Christmas and not have to say goodbye!! Yeah!

cdgantz said...

You'll love the new town that you've moved to, once you figure it out! And you'll love the state! David and I have talked many times in recent days about how jealous we are of you living there. (We lived there for five years.)

It's wonderful that you are all together again. Being apart is so hard.

Christine said...

Merry Christmas!

Tonya said...

YAY for togetherness! I love the phrase "trying to adjust graciously."

Susan said...

Each Christmas is different and has it's "quirky" things about it. I am sure you will be settled in your new home with decorations and cookies to enjoy. Glad you can enjoy Chuck being with you and mom and dad. Love you.

Tiffany said...

I'm sure this will be a Christmas to remember! The weird and the wonderful. I hope you are able to get settled in soon. When can you move into your house?

Darren LeBlanc said...

Merry Christmas guys.

PS...i have had the "no cable to connect camera" problem many times (i can never find anything). Does your printer or computer have card slots for your camera's memory card?

mommy g said...

I am so glad you posted! We have been following your progress as a family, praying for you each step of the way. I know you don't remember this, but we moved to Chico on December 16th, into Mike's apartment because we didn't have a house yet. All stuff in storage, but you feel SO GREAT to be together that none of that matters...Keep us posted! Love you all!

cindy said...

I love that you're trying to stay positive through the stressful times! I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas togther!

Smith Schoolhouse said...

amen sista!

Randi Sue said...

So happy for you all!