May 7, 2010

The Silver Lining




I can now say what has been going on this week. I really only had to keep this stuff from my mom (Sorry, Mom! But now you know why...), and now that she knows, I can explain more fully...

Just to give you a little back story, we've known since November that we would be moving to Maryland as soon as my husband's training was completed here in Florida. We were super excited for several reasons, but the main one was that my sister would be a short 2-hour drive from where we'd be at in Maryland. I can't tell you all the things I had to look forward to - birthdays, holidays, little trips here and there, my boys having cousins their age to play with, having my sister closer to me than we've ever lived during my married life. It was almost too good to be true!

Well, we found out on Monday - and more officially on Wednesday - that it really WAS too good to be true. My brother-in-law's company has decided they need him back in Utah. Not only do they need him to move back, but they need him to do it soon! Like, end-of-June soon. With my husband's course being extended by two weeks, thus keeping us in Florida until the middle of June, that will only give us 2 weeks (if even that long) to get a chance to see them. Needless to say, I was heartbroken. I cried and bawled on Monday whenever I thought about it, and then when everything was finalized on Wednesday, I was a zombie. I think I had cried so much already that my body was just numb.

All week I've been trying to come to terms with it and reminding myself that it will all be okay. I have to tell myself that I really don't know what I'm missing, not having had this kind of experience before, anyway. I've also had to realize that I have a lot more to worry about right now than what "could have been." I guess I should be happy that they're moving back to where all our family and my husband's family is. That way, whenever we get to visit home, we will get to see my sister, too.

But here's where the silver lining lies...

Yesterday, as I was talking to my mom about the whole thing, we got on the subject of how Brett and I can't decide on whether we should move ourselves or not. We would make a lot more money moving ourselves, which would allow us to take a trip to Utah in the next few months, but it is such an overwhelming task that's it's hard to know if the money is worth it. Without any hinting from me, my mom volunteered to help us move if that meant that we could come home to visit. We haven't seen her since September, so we've all been missing each other pretty badly. I had been praying for an answer as to what we should do move-wise, and my mom answered my prayer right then. If she could help us, we could do it. We could move ourselves, have that extra money that we'd need, and we'd get to see her even sooner!

But it gets better!

Because my sister is moving so close to when we will be moving, my mom would fly out to Florida, drive with us to Maryland, and then help my sister by flying back with her and her two boys to Utah. I would buy my mom's ticket here and Paige would buy the return flight home. I don't think it could have worked out more perfectly.

Everybody wins!

3 Happy Thoughts:

Dave Allbee said...

Except Dave. He wanted to help you guys move months ago and has been wanting to visit you guys for a long time... Sad day....

Kristie and Jake said...

Oh Amber. I'm sorry that Paige will be moving back to Utah right as you are moving out there. But like you said when you go back to Utah to visit your family you will be able to see your whole Family. I hope the move and everything else works out ok for you all. And that is so great that your mom can come and help you and Paige. I wish I could come out and help you guys move or watch the kids for you or something. It's hard to be away from family esp. your own family. But I hope everything works out for you guys. :)

Cyd said...

Yeah! except Dave AND Cyd! I wanted to help someone move!