Chasing Contentment

Monday, June 19

For the first time, a baby slept in Mandy and Josh's new nursery last night. Unfortunately, she is two years old and was sleeping between Mike and me on an air mattress while her brother slept on the daybed in the spare room.

Our new life adventure has begun on an unfortunate note. In the dark last night, in the driving rain, I couldn't see very well and hit a median in the van. I broke the exhaust manifold and we're having to wait until tomorrow for the part to arrive. Thank heavens for Mandy and Josh and their hospitality.

This last week has been sad for me, but it's also been a reminder of how lovely people can be. We've had friends come and help pack, help load the truck, treat us to dinners, mow our lawn for the new owner, and just generally be our support system.

Now, of course, we're trying to figure out what we're doing now. It's a costly setback, certainly, both in terms of time and money. But I am still sure that this move is the right thing for us. And I am grateful for the love and support of friends and family, on both sides of this trip.

[  posted by Chel on Monday, June 19, 2006  ]


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