Home James

Time to move home.  Our month so quickly is up.  Sloane is with the grandparents and we had a nice day of slowly packing yesterday and will finish this morning.  Half the stuff we brought is in the truck.  So breakfast, showers, last bit of loading and cleaning and we’ll head towards home.  Pick up the daughter and a matress (I am taking an old one from my parents to labor on and possibly sleep on the first days with baby).  Then home.

I am a bit sad…

Funny to say that, I mean really isn’t it?  Who wouldn’t be ready to go home.  Eager even.  Our family has enjoyed this time in Omaha together.  I have done little with anyone but spent time with my family.  I have kind of kept to myself and not wanted to do much.  This was my time of rest before baby.  So is it any wonder I am sad to give it up?  There are things I won’t miss, like the bed, I want my nice bed.  I won’t miss the noisy neighbors (wait we have that at home too!).  I won’t miss the kitchen with it’s horrible electrical stove and without the vast array of things to make my cooking life fun and interesting.  I won’t miss toilets that run all the time or only occasionally work, or showers that run hot and aren’t filtered so they smell like chlorine.  But before I get overboard with what I’m leaving behind, there are a few things I will miss about this month in “Omanha” (Sloane’s word).

  1. Whole Foods:  I will miss this store.  We don’t really have much like it in Des Moines.  What we do have is overpriced with less to chose from.  At least the Hy-vee’s have a better health food section then here in Omaha
  2. The Henry Doorly Zoo:  With a zoo pass we’ve been able to go almost every week and Sloane has gotten so used to it then when we pass the big dome she gets excited.  I guess we’ll have to make a few day trips before it gets too cold…and maybe after baby!
  3. Food Network:  Yes I admit, to this channel I am addicted.  I have always always loved this channel.  It helped me along early on in my teens with loving food.  It gave me courage to explore and experiment.  We don’t have cable at home, and I won’t get it just for this, but I will miss it.  Adam said he would too!
  4. Family Time:  It was just the 3 of us, all the time.  Forced to have more time together then normal.  We had breakfast together (something that does not happen with Adam’s job back in Des Moines).  Sometimes we even had lunch together.  It was a real bonding time.
  5. No stairs:  Funny thing to miss?  Not when you’re almost 8 months pregnant!  Every single pregnant mama knows what I mean!
  6. Quiet:  Few phones ringing, few outside distractions pulling me this way and that, very little obligations or appointments or “need-to-do” moments.  This…is priceless.

So a chapter in our life has come to a close and when we go home we will be getting ready for a new strange one to open up.  One we have no clue what it will bring us.  Another baby and a toddler.  Adam no longer being his own boss (which he dearly loved).  I am not really scared, there is some anxiety, but maybe that’s normal?  I’m not really supposed to know what this next chapter will bring, I’m just supposed to sit back and go along for the ride.  I can’t force something to happen in my book.  If I have learned anything in my short life, it’s that nothing has gone the way I had planned it.  After all, “The mind of man plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.”

I think if I can remember that these next few months, I’ll be golden…

1 Comment

  1. muffy Says:

    i will miss you, that is for sure. I can’t wait to meet your little bundle of joy. which i could be there to provide support and see what it is like, without infringing on the personal aspect of it all! lol.
    have a great trip home love!
    -jess

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