If had written this post last Sunday, my tone would have been one of a beaten down and frustrated mommy. The girls and I had taken all we could carry in my mini-van and arrived the previous Wednesday only to find out that another snowstorm carrying 8"-12" of snow and ice was likely and knowing we would only get to visit with T for one night before he flew off to Chicago and back to Dallas for a few days.
I was, however, thankful to get here in one piece and that T was here to help me unload my van since it was a solid sheet of 8" ice where a sidewalk would normally be. (Crocs have amazing traction in the ice just in case you ever need that little tidbit of info.)
So to quickly recap the first few days, which I am not at all bitter about:
Bad: Wallet with driver's license and cash and credit cards stolen.
Good: Terry hadn't left town yet, so he brought another card to the apt. so we could you know, get groceries and not starve while he was gone.
Bad: Couldn't get new Oklahoma DL without my old one or my birth certificate, social security card, and marriage certificate
Good: Terry was going to be in Dallas anyway and was able to bring them all back!
Bad: Couldn't get a pediatrician to see Mini-me for her last few shots so she could start school.
Good: Oklahoma Department of Health. They did it and for free! They didn't even mind Mini-me screaming like we were pulling her arms off of her body before, during and after.
Bad: Tiny apartment with a very bright light outside our bedroom window to illuminate the building number.
Good: It's much easier to clean 1100 sq feet of space, and I am adjusting to the bright room at night. Also, I am realizing how much of our stuff we don't really need and how much I will appreciate our new home when it is finished.
Good, good, good: We went to church last Sunday as a family. And since T's day off is now Saturday, we get to go as a family every week on Saturday nights. And, I love it!
We've had a few bumps along the way, but God has taken care of them all. I still have moments when I wish we were back in Dallas. I miss my friends and my leisure time. But I am at such a peace knowing we are right where we are supposed to be. It may not be what I would have chosen, but I have a feeling I will look back a year from now and won't be able to imagine my life any other way.