Monday, October 02, 2006

Big Changes

I was just noticing that it has been awhile since the last time I posted. We have been very busy in our household.

My dad left for India on Saturday. I went to their house on Friday night with the kids to spend one last evening with him before he left. Steve and I will see him again in a couple of months when we make the journey over to India but I don't know when the kids will get to see him again. It might not be until my family comes back for a visit next summer. It was hard saying goodbye to my dad. He's only been gone for a few days but I already really miss him. Whenever he's left in the past I always know that he's coming back soon. This time he's not. This time he was going home instead of leaving home. The sale of their house closes on the 16th and my mom and brother and sister will be leaving on the 21st to join my dad in India. That will be hard as well.

Another big change that will take place in our family is that my brother, Jeff, has joined the Marines. He will not leave for boot camp until January or February because he has to finish up the semester at NIC. I will really miss him when he leaves too. Steve and I are hoping that we will be able to make the trip down to San Diego when he graduates from boot camp next spring. My family is also going to try to fly back from India for that event as well.

All of these changes are very hard for me. I have never liked change. My family is going to literally be spread out all over the globe. My sister is in Florida with her family, my brother will be in California for several months for training but then who knows where he'll end up being stationed and the other half of my family is going to be on the other side of the world. I will be the only one left in Idaho besides my grandparents. Somedays I feel like I'm being abandoned but I realize that everyone is doing what they feel that God has called them to do. And, I have my husband and kids here with me so I am happy. It's just going to be so hard for me when I can't go over to my parents' house to visit on a Sunday afternoon or call up my mom to babysit for me. I will miss just seeing everyone on a regular basis. We have always been a very close family.

I do have to admit though that I am anxious to see what God has in store for all of us in the future. And, I am excited to see how He will use everyone in the situations that He puts them in.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, at least i'm still here for ya. that has to account for something, right?

October 3, 2006 at 9:38 AM  
Anonymous Lindsey Swingrover said...

That's incredible about your parents. I didn't realize they're moving for good. India is the next place Lou and I want to go short term... it's in our (current) top three of places we're considering long term. It's got to be hard to be so far from family, though!

October 3, 2006 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger grnidlady said...

i'm sure it is going to be hard and very different not having your parents and siblings around. i know you must find some comfort in knowing that they are following the lord's leading.

October 4, 2006 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Thinking Out Loud... said...

Well you joined MySpace and now I joined Blogspot... I guess it's only fair! Thanks for the welcome comment!


October 5, 2006 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger traveling spud said...

Hello PS1, this made me get wet spots in my eyes, not good ;)

October 5, 2006 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger ErinG said...

Sorry Dad. I didn't mean to make you get wet spots in your eyes. You know I am going to miss all of you so very much but like I said, I am really excited for you.

October 6, 2006 at 9:27 AM  

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