Wednesday, February 25, 2015

2 Months In:

We are two months in to living away from camp. Like so many things in life, in some ways it feels like we left yesterday and in other ways it feels like we have been living here for years. Overall, the transition has gone much smoother than I had personally anticipated. Doug was so ready for the transition that it has not been 'hard' for him in the least. Which I think is such a good good sign that we made the right move at the right time. And I have been pleasantly surprised at how easy the transition has been. I had anticipated so many more moments of missing camp life. But really, nothing is better than a happy husband. And it is hard to hate life when Target is a mile from your house.

Our life looks so different than our camp life. And we are still adjusting to the new normal for our family. Doug is still working a whole lot and is away a lot. But he is loving his new job and comes home energized and excited. He could not have asked for a better company to work for and according to him, his co-workers are all just wonderful genuine people that are encouraging him in this new career. They also seem super fun. And to be honest, I just want to hang out with them also.

I am enjoying working at the Mother's Day Out program. The little paycheck is nice. But really the best thing is getting out of the house!! Praise Jesus. The boys do best when we are out doing things, so it is super nice to be out doing things and getting paid for it! I love the interaction with the other ladies that I work with. It makes the days during the week not seem so long and lonely.

Henry has never once, not one time, asked for camp or asked why we are living in here. In fact he has been the opposite. The other day we wrote a card for Doug and I asked Henry what he wanted me to tell him and he said "Thanks Dad for getting a new job and letting us move". I have honestly been shocked by this as I was for sure he would miss the dining hall, the jump pillow, the woods, friends, etc. But I think it is ,yet again, more affirmation we made the move at a good time. If Henry was much older when we made the move I know it would have been met with resistance and it would have been much more traumatic.

Yes, there are things I miss about camp. People really more than things. I miss walking to a friends house in the afternoon if the boys are going wild. I miss the sunsets and sunrises in the woods. I miss the salad bars and free bananas at breakfast for the boys. I will miss the summer staff when they all show up in May. I miss Charles and Dalton. And listening to Henry and Justin talk whenever we would go check our mail. I miss Teresa, Lauren, Cheryl, and Jennifer. I miss seeing their kids and seeing our kids play together.

But overall, we have just felt so much peace in this new stage of life. All praise and glory to God for that. For it is only through Him that we can have this peace and provision.

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