Sunday, May 31, 2009

Don't Cry for me Tenneessee!

Life is hard but that is how we learn, right?? I sometimes feel the my troubles are soooo insignificant than most so I find it hard to really complain about my life because I know that I have it really great!! But at the same time I am coming to realize (usually during the irrational time of the month) that is is okay to feel. To be FRUSTRATED, ANGRY, SAD, and ANNOYED at life and life challenges. We are leaving TN and heading back to Idaho come Monday and I must admit that I am feeling all of the above. It has been incredibly annoying to have to pack up a barely unpacked house (gratefully because we were renting I left a lot in boxes.) I was more than skeptical when we were moving here and I told myself that I would make the most of it (but to honest didn't think that I would really like it.) I was pleasantly surprised with a great ward and some awesome girls to hang out with and of course family relationships that have grown more than ever since we have been here. Unfortunately, life threw us a curve ball and the one thing that was not working out at all was Michael's employment (kinda important). It became very apparent that there were too many "empty promises" made and that we needed to find other means of employment. Even though I am so sad to be leaving and find it so hard to think about resettling again (new ward, new girls to get to know ARGGG!!) I am grateful for the experiences that have made me appreciate life and especially family.

Sandra,
Thanks for being a great Sister in law and friend. Thanks for taking the boy to school everyday and taking care of all he school needs ( I will have to pay attention next year). You are the funniest girl ever!! STOP second guessing yourself and trust that you will make the right decision. STICK up for yourself and don't let people take advantage of your generosity, you are truly one of the most generous people I know. I love you and all the fun we have together. Can't wait until July. You will have the best birthday ever because you will be with me ( so that means it will be impossible to be sad). Love ya girlie!!

Kara Jo,
Your are such a beautiful and talented person. I really appreciate you and all you do for me. Thanks for teaching me Photography and starting me on a sewing kick (I never would have gotten stared) it has been so fun. I especially want to say thanks for always being a friend to me. I am going to miss letting the girls hang out. I love that they are developing such a close relationship, even though it is such a Love- Hate relationship. I know that the chances that we will live close when the boys settle down may not be possible but I hope that the girls will always be great cousins. I will miss you guys but am glad that I get to still see you when you come to Idaho.
Love you tons!!

Renee,
I am so jealous of all that you can do and still function. You are an awesome mother and great Aunt! My kids love going to Nae's and playing with your kids. Seth and Ginny have always been such great friends and I am glad that Sydney and Aubree got to bond. They play so well together. You spoil them too much and I thank you for loving them so much. You inspire me to think more of others by how much you take on and are always so willing to do. We love you and your family and will miss you all!!

Mamaw and Papa,
I really can't Thank you enough for all you do for us. I am so glad that even though the time was short that we were able to come and that the kids were able to bond with their Grandparents. Thanks for looking after us and making sure that we were taken care of. We have made some great memories that wouldn't mean near as much with out you in them. We love you and will miss you so very much!!!

So, I just wanted to say "Don't cry for me Tennessee!" I know you want too! We love you all!!

6 comments:

Kara said...

aww, you should just stay here, atleast until we leave. I am going to miss you too! I feel so comfortable round ya and I am going to miss hanging out with you! I am glad I got ticket for September and Dec so I can hang out with ya when I come down and let the girls play. Have a safe trip!

Becky & Joseph said...

I'm sorry things didn't work out like you'd hoped in Tennessee, but that's great that the kids got to be close to their Gramma and Grampa and cousins for a little while and that you did like a lot about it. Good luck with the move and I hope that you love your new ward in Idaho!

Misti said...

So sad you have to do all of that again, but we are happy you will be back! Where will you be living? Marsh doesn't have Mikes new number and he wants him to call him. I will get you the name of a good dance studio in I.F.

Sandra said...

I agree with Kara, Just stay here, at least until I leave! I know I will miss you a ton! And you may have made me cry at work! And thanks for the advice, I am going to try really hard to stop second guessing myself.
You are so right about life being hard and I think it's completely okay to feel that way. I'm going to miss you a ton. I love ya'll soooo much!

Renee and Jake said...

Or until I leave.....I think everyone will shed a few tears but you have to do what you have to do. Dang, we will so miss you guys. Love you. You area amazing to support Michael like you do and not complain. I would be like NO, no, no

Kyra said...

why don't you just move to california?? the employment oppurtunites here are endless- ha! j/k we would love to be neighbors again. Don't you miss the rent prices of wagon wheel these days??

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