Monday, May 24, 2010

Texas, here we come (again)

That's right, we are going to try to be Texans one more time. John has a new job, which is such a blessing, although it comes at a pretty crazy time in our lives! What most of you probably know, although I have always been hesitant to put on the blog is that John travels EVERY week. He leaves Monday mornings and gets home Thursday or Friday nights. He has been doing this for more than 3 years. It is the reason we moved back to Arkansas so that I can be near my family while he is away. Which has been wonderful. But, my kids need their daddy. It has really affected Hope this last year, and we always hoped that we would have a more stable situation for her and Noah (and now Emmy!) before she started kindergarten. Well, funny how those prayers get answered sometimes. We will be moving probably days before kindergarten starts for her. John's new company is being kind enough to let him work from Little Rock until the baby comes. Which means.... the days of me being a weekday single mom are OVER!!! Wahoo! So, while there are lots of mixed emotions, we are both confident that this is the right move for our family. I have kind of felt like John is just a weekend visitor, and I know it is extremely hard for John as well. And I feel like it is the hardest on the kids, especially Hope. She is so excited that her daddy will actually be at home to read her stories at night, not just on the computer. So, when is the big move? Good question. Emmy is due August 8th, and kindergarten starts on the 23rd, so somewhere in between there! Like I said, it's a busy time!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am trying to find the "dislike" button on this post...

I am planning on frequent trips to and from Texas!!!!

Mimi

Jen said...

Oh, no. I'll miss seeing you, and seeing your new little one, but this really does sound great for your family! The first thing I thought when I read this is how you stood in line all those hours to register Hope for kindergarten, and now you won't be going to that school.

tallgirl said...

WOW! That is not a lot of time to move. i hope Emmy comes early!

I am happy for you and your family. I am not so happy for BabyP because he will miss his buddy.

Nicole said...

We wish you luck! It has to be sad to leave your family and friends in LR, but so awesome that John will be home now. And at least Texas isn't that far away!

You will totally be my role model, Supermom. A move, new baby and new schools...whew!

Make sure you keep us posted on all your new endeavors!

Anonymous said...

I hate to hear you are leaving.. but you have to do what is best for your family. Will you be anywhere near the Arkansas line?

-Samantha

jessica said...

We are forsure planning on visiting :) and taking the kids to do fun stuff.

Michele said...

While I am sad that my BFF is moving back to Texas about the same time I am moving back to Arkansas, I am very happy for your family. I know this will be great for your family. At least we'll have a couple of weeks together in the same town (maybe, anyway).

Brian and Kerum said...

Yay for more family time!!! Hope the move goes smoothly and that Hope loves her new school! Such a busy time for you guys!