Friday, October 29, 2010

good-bye big, starry texas sky

"There are only two lasting bequests 
we can hope to give our children.
One of these is roots, the other, wings."
Hodding Carter, Journalist

Carter and Lilah Sophia,  
We moved here five years ago and it's where you came into the world. Today is our last day in Texas.

I'm told that before long you won't remember this road that you know by heart now, at 4 and 2. 

I'm told you won't ask for the people that have made us feel at home here-the only home you've ever known. 
We won't pass by "your" hospitals-which are always on "your" sides of the car when we head to the University to see Daddy.  
I keep searching for clues on your face to how your little minds are processing "this is our last time to see our friends", "the last day at school", "the last time we'll walk through the church doors or pull into the gym", "our last night in our house".
I've never been a parent of a preschooler before, so I'm going to experience uprooting and replanting a family for the first time along with you. 

I can tell you this, the people that loved me & embraced me in the city where I grew up have helped to establish the roots that have kept me standing tall and sent me soaring through the years. 
You were loved and embraced here in Texas.
With loads of growing left to do,
God will continue to strengthen & enrich the roots of your lives in our new hometown across the country. 
Texas has been pretty darn good, we think this next place will be even better.
God has gone before us. God has ordered our steps. Follow us, as we follow Him.

If there is more spontaneous hand-holding along the way, I wouldn't mind either. Just saying.
Mommy


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7 comments:

  1. absolutely love this, what a story you are leaving for them. They will appreciate it so much. I am writing this as tears fall down my cheeks. I love all of you and wish you a safe and fun journey East! See you soon! love you, Mom

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  2. Wipes a single tear. :-) Love you.

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  3. WE LOVE YOU ALL AND ARE PRAYING FOR A SAFE TRIP! THANKYOU FOR COMEING CLOSER TO THOSE WHO LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH !LOVE NANA AND GRAMPA JACK

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  4. this is really sweet love you!

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  5. Absoluty love the story and appreciate it alot. I am wiping my tears..

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