January 5, 2011

Growing Up Is Hard To Do

Unrelated to the post below... I cut my bangs the other day & I really like it :)

Thank you all for your kind words about our sweet baby boy...
We have his name narrowed down to three, & we are pretty sure we know which one it will be
But I think we will wait a bit to announce it. 
He is being super squirmy as of late & I love it.

Now tomorrow is the day we leave Texas for the first leg of our move to Virginia.
We will be stopping halfway in Birmingham for a day to visit some family & then leave on Saturday morning for Virginia.

Now as many of you know I have written about how I was young when I got married, and while I feel like I have grown up so much since then... I never have really felt "grown up"... yet.
This move feels like growing up.

I have this scary daunting feeling that this is it. 
My transition from young girl-woman to young woman mommy.
Maybe it has to do with leaving here... my home of 20 years... of leaving the land where my Mom, Dad, sisters & brother are.

It is scary to grow, but I trust God.
& I am also reassured by my wonderful Hubs that I will get to visit often & it will be just as much as when I was in college. 
It is one of my upmost priorities for my son to know & love my family here, so we will be (hopefully) pro travelers with a baby in the coming years.

Basically I feel so much right now...
Excited. Sad. Strange. 
This move just makes me feel a lot.
Growing up is hard to do.

One things for sure...
I sure am going to miss that big ole' Texas sky.

Dear Texas, 
Thanks for being so awesome. 
You wore some of your pride on me ;) I won't even deny it.
I'll be seeing you.

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  1. Good luck with your move! Be careful!
    ...and yes! Nothing like a Texas sky.

  2. I just started following your blog not too long ago! My heart is so with you right now. Two years ago I moved from Wisconsin to Ohio to be with my fiance (now husband). My entire family lives in Wisconsin. It was THE hardest thing I have ever done in my life. I won't lie to you and say it was all wonderful. There were days it was extremely hard, and wondered if I made a mistake. But that is what every person that goes through a huge change in their life goes through. And, the days that I cried and was homesick do not out shadow the growth and beauty of that season. We recently just moved back to Wisconsin and now I am with my family again. You never know, the Lord plants and uproots so much in our lives. He knows the deepest needs of our hearts and he desires to bless us. He loves us. Cling to him girly! It will be tough, I promise you that. BUT rewarding. Find a good church out there, get involved, make new friends, stay active and busy. You will form new bonds and relationships and no one will ever replace your family. It makes it that much sweeter when you are together.

    P.S Congrats on the baby boy! Motherhood is THE best! Praying for you!

  3. I agree with you.... moves, marriage, graduation, babies, and other huge life changes like those, are never easy. Awesome, wonderful, exhilarating, kind of scary, but not easy. You're doing a great job of remaining graceful through these transitions, so I have no doubt that God's grace will continue to cover you through all of it.

    Don't be afraid to let yourself grieve what is being left behind, both physically and metaphorically. Just remember to choose to believe in the hope of being called to the new place.

    If I ever lived in Texas, and had to move, I would need it to be for a darn good reason; I love that Republic, too.

    P.S., I am so thrilled that you're having a little boy. He will be outrageously handsome. :)

  4. Texas will miss you!
    I can't wait to see what Father does with the new season you are entering in.

  5. I wish you all the best with the move, sweet lady. I felt a whole new change, emotionally and mentally, when we moved away from our family. It's such a tough thing, but it will make you so strong! Good luck!

  6. the bangs look lovely :) safe travels!

  7. Good luck with the move :) Your bangs are adorable!

  8. Growing up IS hard to do. I wish you the best with the move....safe travels!

    p.s. your bangs are adorable. :)

  9. i LOVE the bangs, and this post. i can relate to it a whole heckuva lot as i was 18 and very much a girl when i got hitched a little over two years ago. thankfully, God provides and guides and loves with unchangeable power and grace!

    blessings to you!

  10. love the bangs!! :) beautiful pictures of the sunsets.

    with love,

  11. First off, you look beautiful...

    Second, I totally understand. As you may know, Kyle and I just moved a month or so ago, and as much as I was advocating the move- it has been tough... especially in the season of becoming a momma. I feel like so much changes when you get married... but even more changes when you become a momma. It is stretching, to say the least. The thing that comforts me is that I know God knew this was going to happen. He knew and planned for me to marry young, and he knows I will have a baby just a few days shy of my 25th birthday. It is so exciting, and so overwhelming all at once. But the truth is this: the Lord has gone before us, is behind us, and has placed his hand of blessing on our head. He hand picked you to be the mother of that special baby that will be born in a short while. No one else could do your job.. that is why he picked you. You were chosen for this grand adventure with your husband and son.

    I am praying for you and know that you can always e-mail/write/call me-- because I know how overwhelming it can be at times. Just remember... God has made you incredibly strong for this adventure. Enjoy every moment.

  12. Haley Galloway said it right...find a church, get involved, and build new relationships. Thats the part that has been tough for me to do since my move--building new relationships. Still working on it! Being okay with the fact that my TN friends are different from my AL friend...but you know, 20 years in a place (thats how long i was in AL, just like you) gives you a looooottttt of time to build relationships with people..you have fun times together, you fight through battles together, and you make it to the other side. These kinds of relationships will come, it will just take time. I will pray that you will have some that just click and are like 20 year long friendships in a matter of weeks! Yes and Amen! i love you elisa! It'll be good :) it'll be GREAT!

  13. I don't want to post something really long winded, as this is my first comment on your blog. I just wanted to tell you that as hard as it is to move, in many ways it is a blessing.

    My husband and I too married young, and just this year (right around our one year anniversary) packed up our lives and moved 1000km away. There have been many ups and many downs but, this move has strengthened us in a way I couldn't have imagined.

    Growing up is tough, but you are growing up with someone you love and that is one of the greatest experiences ever.

    God Bless you on your journey!