Change in plans...

The weather was so beautiful today, and I'm so thankful that it is starting to finally warm up. My meeting this week in Austin is a couple days early, so I am headed back down tomorrow. I've finally decided that Chase and I are going to go back to DC the end of the month...probably the 31st. I miss home, and I need to keep as much of our family together as possible. Poor Norman has been so lonely all by himself. I know he's a big boy, but it just hasn't been easy on any of us. So that's that. From that point on I will just fly down to Austin once a month for in person visits, and for the weekly meetings we will do phone conferences. We will at least *try* this new arrangement for a month, and if it works we will continue it, and if the separation just is too much and the length between visits for Eli is just too much, then we will come back to Oklahoma. But we're going to give it a shot.

We are so blessed that my parents have been so giving and wonderful this entire time. I don't know what we would do without them. Thank you both so much...for watching Chase...for helping in every way possible...I just can't say thank you enough. I couldn't have survived it this far without your help and support. I love you so much.

So that's all for tonight. I'm off to finish up laundry and then I'm going to bed. Got another 7 hour drive in store for tomorrow, and that drive is not tons of fun. Night night all...


  1. I bet you are so relieved to have made such a decision. I know that this has been weighing on you for quite some time now and I am certain you are making the right decision.

    Having said that, I will miss you. It has been so nice having you in town. We have to go out again before you leave for good.

  2. I'm still just amazed at how much travelling and driving you have had to do! You seem like such a "grown up" to me! :) I've never driven nearly that far alone.
    I hope that you are all able to find a way to handle this situation that works for everyone....whatever that may be. Just remember that you have to do what is right for you and your family, regardless of what other people may do or make you feel.

  3. I think you made the right decision. It does no good to anyone, if you are just stressed by the traveling and can´t enjoy the visits anyhow!
    Hope you make it home ok!

  4. My hopes for you is that God will give you all the strength that you need to keep on going on all these trips. God bless your heart. And your family's. :)

  5. Awww thank you Melinda! You are so sweet...Pick a day next week that Josh can watch the boys and lets go eat!!

    Ally - lol - As Norman was driving me to the airport last week, I was telling him that I was tired of being a big girl. I wanted to be a little girl and sit and cry!!! HA!

    Betty, you are right. I always wish I had more energy, so I do think going home will help. I also feel more "me" and more comfortable there. Maybe it is the fact that I am just another face in the crowds in DC, and I don't have to worry about talking and crying about things.

    Charity - thank you. You have been so sweet with your kind words thru all of this. I appreciate you so much!!!

    All you ladies...Thank you so much for your sweet, encouraging words!


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