Getting ready for the new year.
Heart to Heart and Hand in Hand.
We will face many challenges this year.
We are moving back to North Carolina. It was roughly 3 years ago that we moved from North Carolina to Texas, with a goal of getting to Austin, which is where we thought we would settle. Well, as fate would have it.. that would not be.
It is with a heavy heart that we have to leave Austin. We have truly enjoyed living here.
I am also letting myself get excited about going back to North Carolina. We will be moving back into the first home we shared as a family. The home that we brought the girls home from the hospital to..many of our neighbors are still there, so, it will be literally like.. going home again.
But there is also a pit in my stomach.. I love the school that Allison goes to. I love it, she loves it. Emily would have joined here there next year. Now, I just am FULL of worry, that the school we are moving to will be just as loved..
Bobby will be having to go back and forth to North Carolina, various trips around the country, one even to England, between now and the time we move. So, there will be times that we miss him so much.
And I have been so inspired here. I listed my first vase on Etsy in December 2010. 3 months later, we would move into this rental house, with walls of stucco and stone, the perfect background for my Stucco vases... what are the chances..
I even changed my shop name to Carriage Oak Cottage, paying homage to this house, which lives on a street with "Carriage" in its name..
And I have so many goals and hopes for my shop for the future, but part of me wonders if this inspiration will follow me.. or if I will leave it behind as the moving truck pulls from the driveway....
And with that... I will say.. that even though I am worried and anxious... I do know that everything happens for a reason, and that gives me comfort, and hope.
But, it's also ok to say that sometimes I am sad too.