Monday 12 October 2009


Having unpacked the last of the boxes last week, we are now "officially" moved in to our new home. And home it is. I had my doubts at first (at least, I'm pretty sure "sobbing in misery upon seeing the place" would be considered as having some doubts), but putting together the furniture and unpacking 30 or so boxes really does wonders for the homeyness of a place. Hanging our family photos and setting out some sentimental decoration has completed this transformation from house to home.

This past month has been filled with all the details of moving, and the month to come promises more of the same. License transfers, moving expenses, missing items, baby preparations in a new city, a new transit system, new routines, a lack of community - some days it's all I can do not to break down into fresh tears.

With the many worries that have been crowding in lately, it has been good to pause and remember all that I have to be thankful for. This weekend was a wonderful restful celebration of those things with my husband's family. There was much laughter, good food, and a deep sense of thankfulness, all wrapped in a soothing continuous conversation. We said our goodbye's early this afternoon and already miss their presence.

So here's to all those blessings in my life - a husband who has never given me cause to doubt his love for me, a beautiful little boy who fills my days with laughter and wonder, a growing child within me, a home that truly is perfect for us, the love of our families, and food to fill our cupboards and fridge. We want for nothing, and tomorrow's worries are just that - tomorrow's.



  1. It was great to hear an entry from you. I was wondering how the moving went. I'm glad to hear it went smoothly. Thanksgiving is always a good time to reflect on our Blessings.

  2. So nice to hear from you :)

    I'm glad you're settled in and hope that you adjust to all the newness quickly so you can enjoy baby when s/he comes!

  3. "Leaving the mainstream behind" that's such a wonderful thought and something I have been longing to do for quiet some time now. You see, I'm stuck at a dead end corporate job that satisfies nothing, especially the checkbook. I have so many bills to pay and I feel like the entire world runs on money... which I hate. I am a hippie, not yet a housewife, but I will be getting married within two years. I hope your blog will be an inspiration :-)

  4. Its so wonderful to hear from you. I've been missing you. I'm glad your settling in. You have done a lot of transitioning lately and hopefully things will settle down soon. Glad you had a great time with family. There are so many things to be thankful for.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving...
    It is truely wonderful to take time to reflect on all our many blessings. I'm glad that you had a great time with your husband's family.

    I'll be praying for you as you continue to settle into your new home. I must admit that I'm terribly excited to learn more about this new baby when he/she gets here.

  6. I've missed you and I'm glad to see you have written. :) I hope things get easier for you as you adjust to your new home.