Tuesday, March 21, 2006
A Time for Goodbye's....
27 days to go!
I'm very excited to begin my new life with Jason in Nashville, TN - at the same time, it's very bittersweet. I have such a wonderful family and incredible friends that I will be leaving behind. And yet at the same time, I have learned through practice, that distance does not need to seperate or weaken relationships. Some of the closest friendships I have, are long-distance and have only deepened with time. Absence can truly make the heart grow fonder, if you let it. Many years ago, I was prophesied over by a man named Doug Sherman who said that he saw me"going beyond what I knew as home" and that he saw me corresponding through letters - well here ya go, its all beginning to unfold.
2 weeks ago Jason and I headed back to Nashville for a few days with our dear friends Tina & Jay Frees. We had a fabulous time and we met some new friends, saw some sights and even secured our new apartment. While trying to figure out a place to live, Jason had remembered that when he had first moved to Nashville he roomed with some guys at a complex called Twin Oaks not to far from the airport in Nashville. We checked it out and they had a couple apartments available that were 2 bed/2 ba and 1250 sq ft - ALL FOR $775 A MONTH! Can you believe it? The change in the cost of living will sure be a nice change for us. It's perfect for a guest room and seperate bath too - so we can have our friends & family come stay with us when they visit.
So now we're in a process of preparing to move. We've hired a moving company to pick up on our stuff on Friday the 14th of April and then we'll stay the weekend with my parents while Jason gets in a couple more nights of work and then we're off on our roadtrip across America! We love roadtrips - and I'm so excited to make some really fun memories with Jason during those 8 days we're on the road! So far our stops include a couple nights at my cousins in Montana, a stop in Denver, CO where we'll see a Colorado Rockies game and also stay the night. Then we're off to Mill's, New Mexico (hopefully) for a night or two to stay with some friends of Jason's on thier ranch, a night in Amarillo, TX with the Skypala's and then finally our last night at a B&B near Little Rock, Arkansas. I can't even tell you how excited I am!!!
As we get closer to moving, I'll try to get some more pictures to post on the blog!