BIG MOVE!

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We are moving to Richmond!

     I couldn’t sleep Sunday night…tossed & turned til about 5(ish) a.m. I heard a bird chirp before I finally closed my eyes.

     I played this song (because it so fits our situation) & he started singing to me. I cried even more.

Come With Me – by Shai

“I got a call. A telephone call today.
Somebody’s offering a job a thousand miles away,
And I want to take it, it’s the opportunity of a life time,
But I need a second opinion, an opinion other than mine.

So I, I’m turning to you,
Because you always seem to know what to do.
When times like these arrive, I call,
On my only true friend in the world, my girl.

So I, I want to know,
Should I really, really go,
And if so, Are you coming with me?
I, I got to know,
If you really want me to go,
And if so, Come with me.

I never wanted anything as much as I want you with me.
You were the one who said to follow my dreams,
Of having a house, a car, a view of the stars, and a beautiful wife,
So I need someone I can go with,
I need some love in my life.

So I, I’m turning to you,
Because you always seem to know what to do.
When times like these arrive, I call,
On the only real love of my life, you are my life.

I want to know,
Should I really, really go,
And if so, Are you coming with me?
So I, I got to know,
If you really want me to go,
And if so, Come with me.”

Watch and Listen to this beautiful song!

     One would think that growing up a Military Brat would make me almost immune, definitely not as sensitive, to any moving & to any change – because that’s what we did for so many years. Move, move, move – not only from city to city, but also country to country. But after being in one place for so long after my Dad got out of the Army, (Virginia Beach,) 16 years to be exact, I feel pretty much like a “civilian” & almost forgot what “change” was about.

     A better job opportunity came up for Duane in Richmond, and he’s taking it. We’re taking the plunge & moving. Scary stuff! He asked me to come & I said yes, in a heartbeat!

     I know that Richmond is only around a hundred miles away, not a thousand, but it still seems far for someone who is SO close to her parents. Anyone who knows me, knows how close I am to both of them. I think I’m being a baby about it, but I’ve never lived further than 15 minutes away from them, so this 2 hour thing is a big deal for me.

     I’m sure that I’ll get used to it, and some other major changes involved with the move as well. My mom always said to follow my heart. Duane is my heart, so I am following & going with him. I will always support him & have his back. This will be a totally new chapter in our lives, and we will be ok. Because we’ll be together.

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Monthsaries [Celebrating time we’ve been dating in “months”]

     Do you celebrate them? We do. It’s just a little something to look forward to every month. 🙂 We don’t make a big hoopla about it, like we would a yearly anniversary (which is coming up in two months- our 2nd year anniversary), but we celebrate in little ways – maybe a dinner out, cooking a nice dinner at home, etc.   Today is our 22nd monthsary, and I think we are having dinner at home, but heading out for yummy dessert. (Terebinth maybe, or Back Bay Gourmet.)  I look forward to sweet little moments such as these. 🙂 

     Below is a little picture I drew of “us,” on one of my little doodle/sketch pads. I used pencil, Sharpies, and a “Zig” fine marker.  I think it sorta looks like us! 🙂

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Remember to celebrate not just the big things, but also the little ones! 🙂