Thanks to a late night to bed last night, the little lady is sleeping in and momma's cuddled in a blanket at the kitchen table sipping coffee by the sound of the buzzing monitor. What I SHOULD be doing is getting myself dressed and ready for my Monday work meeting--but instead, I'd rather take these quiet minutes to drink coffee in peace. Priorities.
I just said goodbye to my husband as he's off for his first day of work at his new job. I don't know why, but I'm pretty sure I'm more nervousexcited than he is. Yes, nervousexcited is one word in my book. You see, he's excited. I'm nervousexcited. That whole unknown thing. Hoping and praying he'll love it, that he'll fall into a groove there soon, and that everything goes smoothly--and yes I'll be the
Change is...well, change. And it's different. And so maybe thats where the nervousexcitedness comes from in me? I don't know.
All I do know is that the day I send Eme off to kindergarten...heck, preschool for that matter, I'll be a wreck.
Last night Declan and I got to go out to a nice, quiet dinner--just us. We had really wanted some time to just sit, talk and process this whole job change thing. Since he was away most of the weekend, we really had not gotten to do that. His parents watched Emeline for us, and to our favorite little italian place we went.
It was really nice. And refreshing to talk about all the reasons that this change will be good for us. For him. For our family dynamics. And just about how change is healthy and good and makes us better people learning to adapt to new environments, to thrive in new environments.
I hugged & kissed him goodbye this morning. I prayed for him--for safe travels, that his mind would be open and ready to learn new things, and that the transition would be smooth. And then when he left, I poured my coffee and my eyes welled up with tears.
I'm full of gratefulness this morning. For the way God takes care of my family. For all of it.
(...and guess who's up in perfectly fashioned timing...?)