Seasons are crazy things. We weather storms, and learn to dance in the rain. When you first get married you imagine your life the ending of a fairy tale. You forget that there is generally a “bad guy” before the happy ending. It may be debt, it may be stresses of a job, it may be dis-satisfaction where you are at in the moment, but those “bad guys” change us as we move towards that fairy tale ending. In a fairy tale there is also a time where the hero/heroine of the story grows and develops.
In the last 16 years Audley & I have weathered our fair share of seasons. The last eight weeks have brought about much realization about who we are as individuals and especially as a couple as Audley was presented with a fabulous opportunity that will definitely benefit us all. In our own lives, we are at that growing and developing part, especially my dear hubby who has been going through a mild mid-life crises the last three years. And now it’s my turn to go through a season, one that will be stressful for now, but eventually be a wonderful thing.
Much of these changes will be reflected in my blog as I go from happy housewife to well-traveled, often over-worked & very stressed mom. You see, this weekend we will be moving Audley to South Carolina where he will begin a new job on Monday.
While he settles in, I will tie up loose ends here, allowing the kiddos to fulfill commitments to sports teams, and look for a new home for all of us to settle in. It’s going to be a lot.
We are giving up a quite life on hubby’s little mid-life crises farm to move to the suburbs; more opportunities for the kids both educationally & culturally, and definitely a wonderful season of change for Audley. He has more than earned this wonderful opportunity that he has been given.
So my dear friends, I ask you to bear with me as we go through this season of change. I am quite content with this season as I am a city girl through and through, but managing our busy family with the man of the house five hours away is going to be a challenge.
There is no telling what I might cook, say or do. But rest assured, this is just the beginning of a wonderful tale!