Getting closer and closer to our move date. Today I have reflected on the things I will miss most.

The beautiful night sky! I don’t know what it will be like where we are moving. When we were there I was too busy to look up at night or too tired. But here you can see everything crystal clear. Since I was a child I have always loved looking up into the universe and putting together the constellations.

My friends. While I don’t have that many, the ones I do have are the best ones I could ever ask for. I know I will be back to visit but who knows how often. It will be hard to leave but I will not say goodbye, only see you later.

Same goes for my family. I am leaving behind my brothers and their families, In laws and my parents. Again, it is not goodbye, only see you later.

Having all the kids at my house. This past year has been pretty awesome with the kids friends always coming over. I am the more strict mom but they always seem to want to come here. Watching my kids have the best last year with all their friends was fantastic and will be missed dearly. It will only be a matter of time before I’m that mom where we are moving.

I am really going to miss having land. Scads of land! Being able to go for a walk or riding quads out back but never actually leaving the property. Being able to shoot in the back yard and have whatever types of animals I please. My land has been my cave, my hole, my home. It is mine! But alas, we are saying farewell to it and I will miss it dearly. Hopefully some day we will have a nice chunk again.

Mountains! So far, every where we went in Texas they lack the big, glorious mountain terrain we are so used to. We camp on the mountains around us, hike them and go 4 bying up them. Definitely something you don’t think about until you don’t have it anymore.

The amazing small town feel I get when I go in one of the stores and have been remembered since I was a child. The old timers and lifers here not only know me but my entire family. Have watched me grow in all ways. Good, bad and now super awesome! It will be weird not being able to go into a hardware store, auto parts store or liquor store where the employees and owners know me by name and like me!

The cold. Just looking at the weather at the new place (always hot, muggy and humid) makes me already miss the winters here. It is hot here right now but not humid and muggy…just HOT! It will be something else to have to travel far for snow and never have to make a fire in the house.

I’ll tell you what I won’t miss…

My white ass carpet! I have no idea why someone would have white carpet in a town where there is nothing but dirt. I am going to love not having white carpet.

The terrible, not friendly, giving a bad name to our town, no good doers. Since having kids it seems more and more of these have moved into town. I won’t miss them at all!

Drama, Drama, Drama. From growing up in such a small town everyone knows your business. And if they don’t, they pretend to and the gossip will soon ensue. I can not stand that and won’t be missing it one bit.

Driving so far for anything. Right now it’s 45 minutes any given direction just for groceries. Not to mention that if we decide to join an extra curricular it’s not only the 45 minute drive but the 2 or 3 hours to participate and drive home.

The adventure began when I started packing and will soon become an amazing journey that my family and I will take together. Let the new chapter begin!



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