Friday, July 31, 2009

It's beginning

Today was our children's last day of camp. The camp is also where each of our kids has been in preschool/daycare since Javi was 18 months old. That place has been a huge part of our lives. Before we had kids, Evangelina was working full time as a therapist and she had a client who was in school there. She came home after her first appointment and said, "when we have kids, they're going to school there." She was right and it has been amazing.

I went to pick up the kids after camp and wasn't prepared for how sad it would make me to leave. It was the first concrete moment I had when I realized that we were leaving. Don't get me wrong, we're all excited to move but it's been completely abstract. It's been about planning, packing, slowly organizing things and planning some more. Even our going away party last weekend was way too fun to figure out that it was a going away party. Plus, I couldn't move or think for about 2 days afterwards.

We're getting past the abstract phase...the movers come and load up the truck a week from today. 2 weeks from today we're all in Austin in our new house. Hopefully, our moving truck isn't too far behind that.

I'm slowly working up to my goodbye to Cape Cod post...still can't do handle that yet.

In the meantime, I'm going to have to figure out a way to get back to blogging and keep this site interesting while we get set up in Austin.


2 comments:

abigail said...

The lucky thing is that you'll be back next summer, and that very soon you'll have places and people you feel that way about in Austin.

You're so lucky that soon your family will have two places that are truly home.

jimgottuso said...

it must be very difficult... i think of moving often and don't really consider the saying goodbye part