Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hurry up! No, slow down!

With two weeks to go before we make the big move I find myself of two minds. One moment I am saying "Come on, time, go faster!" and the next I think "I'm not ready yet, please slow down, time."

Change is hard, there's no way around it. We have embraced our time here and though we've had our share of struggles, I know I will look back on our time in Ireland fondly, grateful that we had the opportunity to see a bit more of the word. When we first moved here, I found myself enthralled with being in a new and different place. I walked my butt off those first few months, exploring my new city and taking the Dublin culture in stride. Here is a post I wrote upon our arrival in Dublin. This post is so funny to me now. The park I was looking for was none other than Herbert Park! And I leaned more about the legal aspect of living in Ireland and becoming a citizen (when Liam was born) than I care to admit! Reading those posts from two and three years ago makes me realize how much I've grown, It's so funny the silly things I point out as being different.

Moving here was a change. It was hard at first. Then I got a job. Then I made a few wonderful friends (the life-long sort). Then I had a baby and met more wonderful friends. And JDS got his Ph.D. (Not to mention my and Justin's relationship blossomed here back in 2006)! I feel that we've laid roots in this city

But. And this is a big but (trust me, I know big butts, since I have one, myself. Thanks for the genes, mom. Kidding!).  We get to move back to a wonderful, amazing, supportive family. One that can't wait to get their hands on our little boy. And, more than that, they deserve to! They have been so patiently waiting while we've been off gallivanting in Europe. I am excited to be able to attend birthday parties and hockey games and plays. To go on dates with my husband. For big Sunday family dinners. For Thanksgiving! Yes, my friends, we have a lot to look forward to and be thankful for. This period in our lives is a transition, while we look for jobs and decide where to settle. But also, we're going to put our feet up for a while, and enjoy. This is our life and as they say, "It's not about the destination..."

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5 comments:

  1. Okay, so basically, what I got from this post was.. "my mom has a big butt". ;o)
    MOM

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  2. Colleen Dolan StoverAugust 31, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    We are here...waiting for that plane to land at Detroit Metro Airport in a few days. We are here..dusting the upstairs apartment, putting the old crib together, thinking of the Harvest Parties, the back porch cook-outs, the Saturday afternoon football games on television to be shared this season, the birthday parties and trips to the theatre. We are here..smiling as we pass the children's pictures on the wall..they will soon be home. The candle is in the window, the door is open, we are here waiting with open arms....come home.

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  3. Colleen's post wins. It made me cry...
    xoxo
    MOM

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  4. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We are so very blessed.

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  5. That made me cry too!

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