Monday, April 20, 2009

Patience is a virtue...

I am learning this week that patience is a is Brayden. There are still so many things that need to be done, and I guess I did not anticipate that packing an entire home would be biting off more than I can chew-with a 20 month old-and working full-time.
I am currently trying to keep my sanity by following my massive list of things to do. It makes me feel good to check things off as I get them done. So far...I still have packing to do, and cleaning. I am having a moving sale on Saturday. The house is being shown on Sunday. So in between-more cleaning will have to be done! The following week the truck will be here and it will be packed ready to depart by Wednesday {so far-I think???}. Thursday I will clean, clean, clean. Friday we leave! Todd and Beth and the girls have been a HUGE help to me with this move-you guys rock! My sister in law April has come over as well to wrangle Brayden for me so I can get some things accomplished. Thank you all so so much! It means more to me than you know that you have come to help me when I need it the most!
Brayden is already anticipating the road trip and is so GREATLY missing his Daddy. He has been glued to my side and very needy, but I guess that is to be expected. It's just kind of exhausting for me with everything else that is going on right now. I feel so bad for him though-he knows things are different and he really has been quite the trooper despite. God love him.
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Ron is safe and sound in Florida and currently looking for a house for us. He too is on a tight deadline. He is a little stressed, and missing Brayden so very much as well "oh-and he misses me too" as he says ;-) haha! Todd and Beth have been watching Brayden for me at night so they have hooked up to Skype and Daddy and the Bray have been able to communicate that way-which has been good for both of them. Todd and Beth said Brayden knew just who Daddy was the other night and was trying to touch his face on the computer screen-too sweet! Ron said he got a huge knot in his throat the second he saw Bray ;-(
So...everything is good. We are excited about this new chapter in our lives, and I cannot wait to get in the car on the 1st and head out of town! That is my light at the end of the tunnel I keep focusing on to get me through. Thankfully I am busy right now -it helps me take my mind off how much I am going to MISS MISS MISS my family. It's nice that I am getting to spend so much time with them right now too-that has been a lot of fun for me.
I will continue to keep everyone posted-have a happy!


Emily said...

wow...I don't know how you do it! Good luck packing!

Chrissie Grace said...

Hi Shannon
I see you posted about the give-away!
I live just outside of Orlando in a town called Winter Springs!
Isn't that a coincedence?