After the last two weeks, I can either see everything as a giant set back or look at it as a way of our path becoming more clear.
I’ve had more downs than I can count, I feel like I’ve been failing as a mom because it’s our favorite time of the year and I haven’t done anything fun with Little Miss. Instead, I’ve spent two weeks packing, loading a moving truck, battling vertigo, and moving back in with my parents and trying to make life as normal for Little Miss and my cats as possible. Yes, for those who don’t know or for those who like to watch our every move to see how quick things will fall apart for us ( oh yes, I know who you are) , because of our previous situation we made the choice to have myself and Little Miss stay with my parents while A works up in Minnesota til our house is ready. Did I mention the lease is signed and we’re ready to buy new furniture?
But for the time being, my parents were wonderful enough to let us take over their place and help us out til our one way ticket to Minnesota is ready to be used. Countdown begin.
The Fall season isn’t a total loss for us though. Little Miss has picked out her Halloween costume already and she is so excited to put it on for trick or treating. We also have a date set for the pumpkin patch and this year she gets to help gut a pumpkin, and get to enjoy to fun activities at the pumpkin patch.
Before loading up our stuff to be sent up to Minnesota, I pulled out our Halloween movies to binge watch on rainy days.
Just like every mama, we need some “me time” and I’m fortunate enough to be able to spend my “me time” in Philadelphia for a weekend later this month. Seriously, what kind of husband let’s his wife go to Philadelphia…for a Harry Potter festival? The coolest one ever, mine.
Over the summer we had thought we would have been out in Minnesota by now, but I can clearly see why things happened the way they did. Why our moving date was set back an extra month, why our apartment turned into a total mess to deal with, why I never see my husband. It’s all to let us have our dream home as a family.
We don’t have set backs, we have life pauses because something is being planned for the better.