Here's the deal. My husband and I knew this move would happen as we sensed the Holy Spirit leading us the past two years. However, the plan was always to move to Nashville where my other two sons now live. Things didn't work out with that particular location, but we did manage to get a little closer. But now this move will leave us miles away from all our kids and our grandson. Consequently, I'm not as excited about this moving process as I once was before the Grandbaby Express railroaded me. I've fallen in love with my Bentley and will miss him sweet gurgles and coos. But the time has come to put the house on the market, and we must move forward with our lives. It's hard to uproot once again after living someplace for 14 years and now we are middle-aged, just us and no kids. I have to start all over with no family and no friends in a completely different state which I am not familiar with at all. Huntsville was not my plan, but evidently it was God's plan. I have to believe He's got this. For the past several months, it's been like a roller coaster ride, and I'm still waiting to exhale. Whew! Not much writing has been done, which is frustrating me to no end. I just can't focus long enough with all the interruptions.
My son is a new, only 24 year-old father who requires my help on weekdays. He works at night and does the daddy daycare thing during the day while his wife works morning shifts and doesn't get home until after noon. Of course, all this will change once we make the final move. Until then, not much writing is getting done. I forgot how exhausting it is to care for a newborn who screams bloody murder for his bottle and then suffers through the gas and sensitive stomach issues to the formula. Ugh! Hopefully, he will get past this stage and eating solid foods before I have to leave. But I have to say the inbetween times are sweet. Just looking at that precious face while he sleeps and seeing him smile at me makes up for every crying spat. He's adorable, of course. I just have to take all this in stride and carry on. I will make frequent trips to see him. This young couple has a long way to go to get on their feet and establish a home for their family yet. But I'm sure all will work out as has for centuries before them and me. So I must accept this challenge of making a new life for myself elsewhere, while embracing the blessings of today. And soon, I will exhale and breathe a sigh of relief once all this part's done anyway, and I can get back to writing those novels and finishing the series. God help me to do this, please. I hate leaving things undone. Dear Reader, hang in there with me. I'll get back in the swing of things soon.