Thursday, June 18, 2009

More Magnolia

Greetings to you from cloudy and chilly Magnolia, MA. Yesterday was even more gorgeous than the day before, but the days of sunshine are gone for the rest of the time I'll be here. Now the hope is that the rain doesn't fall at the same time we're going to the Red Sox game on Friday or trying to load trucks.

I think Tiffany has hit the same wall I did a few days ago. When she moved here two years ago, she was mostly numb and as she slowly came back to life, the surroundings had become familiar and friendships had been made. While she's now fully awake and choosing this next step, there is still the difficulty of goodbyes and the unknown of what lies ahead. She's excited about heading back to the south with its warmer climate and welcoming culture and wouldn't change that decision. But change is still stressful and these last few days remaining for her are becoming more so with each one that passes. Hamp is coming in on Friday and we're all looking forward to his arrival and calm leadership that will help get us on the road by Monday.

Lydia got here safely and it's been fun having her around. She was excited to learn that what she termed her "social awkardness" was in fact just cultural differences that Tiffany and Michael confirmed for her. We transplanted southerners enjoyed the evening together and we'll send her to her next destination tomorrow as we head into Boston to pick up Hamp from the airport and go to the game.

I wasn't out as much yesterday, but have a few pictures to close out this post for you. If our family comes to mind, we'd appreciate any prayers you would like to offer up for us. Thanks for sharing our journey with us and it's OK to leave a comment every once in a while to let us know you are. :)


Anonymous said...

I've been thinking about all of you, especially you and Tiffany, this week! You all are in my prayers during this "transition process." Hang in there! Have a great time at the game tomorrow night! GO BRAVES! :)

your brother said...

Hi... Graet pics! You all have been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. Enjoy the Braves win tomorrow night!