Monday, January 5, 2009

The New Normal

A picture of New Year's hilarity with the children.
James with his best friend, John, and his cousin Maddie (at back right) with her friend.

Here we are. The first day here in Texas, with just James and I. Nicole took off yesterday after spending 1 more day than they had planned. It is very hard to see your (gosh, she was just a newborn yesterday) daughter go 1400 miles away. She will be okay though.

James was lucky in that his best friend also made it down for the trip, along with Nicole's boyfriend. John is just this adorable little boy who has been dealt a rough hand in life and yet manages to be sweet. I think it helped James with the transisition to have a friend down. Today he registers for a school start tomorrow. He's scared, but I have my fingers crossed that he'll be okay.

There are still so many things to do and not so very much time to do them in. I just want to be "settled". But we all know that that can take years.

11 comments:

Laurie in Ca. said...

Hi Sweet Laura,

Wow it was good to see you on my new blog. I have been thinking about you so much since your move and hoping things are looking up. I just know that this year is going to be a blessing to you in so many ways. Peace of mind is the first that comes to my mind. I love these pictures of the kids and I know James will adjust to school there and make many new friends. Nicole will be fine too, even though I know the distance must be hard on you. And take your time on settling in to your home and life. There is no rush and I think you will surprise yourself. I am so happy for you, and pray the peace feels good to you. Happy New Year friend. Let's keep in touch.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Cathy said...

you are so brave and loving. Good luck in Texas. New normal... yes it is. Blessings to you,Cathy in Calgary.

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Yay to starting on getting settled in your new home. Nicole will do well far away, and if she doesn't, she can transfer closer to you. ;)

Courtney said...

I am so glad you are getting "settled."

Marshamlow said...

Settled is a state of mind measured I think in how well one sleeps. How are you sleeping these days?

Donna said...

I'm Glad you're getting settled! I've lived in the same house for 35yrs and I'm Still not settled!!LOL...Happy New Year and beginnings to you both sweetie!!hughugs

becomingkate said...

I think it does take years! I am just starting to feel that way, after being widowed for six years.
All the best to you in 2009! *hugs*

Rach said...

Happy New Year, Laura! Those are some crazy kiddos up there, hee hee! :o)

Life will NEVER be what it was. We just have to live the life we have now, no matter how awful it may seem. And, you are doing a wonderful job with that with your fresh start in Texas. I wish James all the best for a good transition to his new school.

Hugs to you all!

Jess T said...

Cheers! To you, the fam and a new beginning!

Shelly said...

Best wishes to you and James. Good luck in your fresh start.

BetteJo said...

So glad you're getting a good start down there.
oh, and James is totally rockin' that hair!!