Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It's going to be a tough week....

We had a great tiem together as a family camping, which is what we'd hoped for. Molly was a little more quiet than the rest. She had fun riding her bike, hanging out with friends, but she was still quiet nonetheless. I could see in her eyes and she curled up on her camp chair snuggled in her favorite blankie, which coincidently she stole from me, but that's an entirely different story. As she sat quietly her eyes followed her Daddy all around camp and I flashed back to Oregon. I'd seen that look before. It was the days leading up to Dad going out of town for work. Molly is Daddy's girl in every possible way. To see him leave for any length of time is heartbreaking to her...and to me watching it.

Don and I feel the calmness in our hearts and feel a peace in the decision we made to send him down there. We know it will be a tough time, but is necessary nonetheless. He worries about how we are going to move our things down to Texas. I calmly explain that if I had to I could actually drive the three days with the kids and all would be well. He shakes his head knowing full well it is incredibly true. We'll hold on to that calmness.

As for me, I have quite the agenda to keep me busy. I've got the kids to keep me on my toes. I've got to close down the business, prepare for the garage sale on Saturday, plan the menu and food purchases for Girl's Camp, grocery shop, attend to my calling, and somehow make everything balance in place. We'll see how good a juggler I am.


Jan the crazy lady said...

Glad you had a great time camping.

I am sorry that you have to separate right now. It will hopefully go fast. Sorry you have to really tried right now Tammy. I just wish I could take it all away. But you have that peace in your hearts. That is so great. I hope that it pulls you through.

Prayers your way :)

Momza said...

We did this exact thing last June.
My dh had been unempolyed for 1 year. We took the last of our money, sent him ahead to Denver to look for work. He stayed at a friends' home. He arrived late Saturday night/early Sunday morning. Went to church. By MOnday afternoon, he had 2 job offers!
We moved back to Colorado 2 weeks later.
Enjoy and embrace that calm. This will be a good thing.

Ninny said...

Your poor daughter. Change is so hard on kids. I am grateful for the peace that you are feeling though. New adventures may be hard but if we look at them like adventures than all is well!

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you have a good plan. I will add you to my prayers, Tammy.

mormonmommyblogs said...

Ugh. I hate that! That was the place we were in when we moved across country too.

I haven't stopped by in a while, but your blog is beautiful!

Have a happy Wednesday!


Shauna said...

L♥ve and Hugs to you!