I've been in the midst of
wrapping up orders from the shop
traveling to Raleigh and back
scouring Zillow for houses
hugging and kissing my boys
In some seasons of life, it's been natural to process what's going on in my mind and heart here on the blog. It was easy to pour out my heart during the first months of our marriage, our transition to Nashville, nursing school, and pregnancy.
But with this upcoming move, for some reason, it's felt more natural to process it quietly. To read and journal and pray. To talk with family and laugh and cry over what has been and what's coming.
Leaving Franklin has been more difficult than I'd imagined it would be. It will always be my hometown, especially because my parents are still here. But for some reason, leaving the place where Liam began has been harder than I expected.
Shawn has been patient with me and kind to remind me that though this transition is exciting on so many levels, we don't have to gloss over the fact that a chapter is closing and it's sad. This chapter was beautiful. It involved so many important milestones for us: a nursing degree, a faithful husband to put me through school, a tight knit family, a supportive church community, and the birth of a beautiful boy. It felt mundane on some days and miraculous on others.
And while I truly am excited to make Raleigh our home, I'm savoring each day this week as we say our goodbye-for-now's to our dear ones here in Tennessee.