The past couple of months have been all about leafing through the last few pages of a chapter of my life. To be completely honest, I have been impatiently waiting for this exceptionally dragging chapter to end.
After months and months of sorting and packing - a total of three suitcases, four carry-on luggage and 13 boxes to be shipped at a later date - and almost an entire day spent on traveling through three airports - Sacramento, Los Angeles and, finally, Newark, C, R and I are finally reunited with Ken (again!). United and Continental lived up to their reputation, of course, by having their passengers wait for one additional hour to our already long three-hour layover in LAX. In many ways, it is over, but it is mostly just beginning.
Life has been quite nomadic for the last couple of years and it would be great to finally be able to stay put in one community for a change. Today is our second day here in yet another new city, adjusting to yet another time zone. While yesterday was all about recovery from the long trip from the other side of the country, today is all about getting settled in.
There are plenty of things to get done and because everything seems to be foreign to me over here, they can get pretty overwhelming. But, these are the kinds of things life throws at you that make you realize what you are made of, right? After all, despite all the challenges Ken and I have faced and are still about to face, how blessed are we for being given seemingly “endless second chances”? All four of us are starting off with a clean slate again, (not that there were things in our past that were significantly bad), and hopefully, we get to fill it with amazing things.
It is worth so much noting how grateful I am that there are always people that are willing and able to help. I only pray that Ken and I will be given the opportunity to pay them back in some way (or at least pay it forward).
So, here is to new beginnings. It is scary, but its quite the adventure you just cannot refuse to take.