Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October 18th

Today is the day that my family and I were supposed to be arriving in Oxnard, California.  Right about now, we'd be eating supper and looking out over the ocean from our waterfront campsite, probably watching surfers and talking about all of our adventures-- seeing The Grand Canyon, meeting all kinds of wonderful people...  But alas, I write this from my home, in my hometown, while my children sleep in their cozy and familiar beds.

WHAT happened?  HOW did this happen?  And WHAT NEXT???

There are a lot of reasons why we are still here.  We did all of the work- we purged, cleaned, painted...worked.  We put the house up for sale...and sold it!  Or so we thought.  Days before closing the sale fell through.

I had already quit my job that I loved.  We had turned down other offers.  I had researched homeschooling and bought curriculum.   We had our RV picked out and ready to be picked up as soon as the sale was final.  We had already given away our snow shovel !! :)  We were confused!

But then I got a phone call offering me a GREAT job- I didn't even get a day off between jobs!  And other things happened---we started to accept that we needed to be here- we needed to stay home...for now at least.  It has been an odd transition, surreal.  But we are very happy and very thankful.  Kris will have time to work on his second CD, the boys are happy to be in school with their friends, and I am learning to 'go with the flow'...and Nathan- he just wants to party :)

A friend shared this blog with me right when we needed to hear it.  Needless to say, I can relate! 

What happens when your story changes?

So here we are in Thunder Bay for another winter.  We hope to make it warmer by sharing more time with friends :) ... now where's that bin with the snow pants....

I will now leave you with a random picture of my boys being silly...

...'cause that's what it's all about...