Well here it is the end of the year, even the end of a decade. I have been thinking back over the past year and all the happenings, the stress, the laughter, the learning, and the unknown. I guess you could say this has been a year of the what ifs.
It was way back in February that news of a possible buyout came from David's company. It was July when he started interviewing, and it was September before any decisions were made. He started work in October and we will close out the year with house hunting and moving on our minds.
When we first heard the news we put everything on hold, when it seemed like things were going to settle, we settled too. We planted fruit trees, put in a garden, built a stone wall and painted rooms. I went yard sale-ing and junking, decorating as if were would be here for the long haul. We know know that is not to be. You may ask was it worth it? Oh yes, you betcha it was. We learned some valuable lessons about trust and, patience, and waiting, that we wouldn't have otherwise. It gave the children stability admist the chaos, and memories that won't be forgotten. God has truly blessed us in the midst of this uncertianty. We even made new friends and built stronger relationships with old. We will miss those people when we leave.
We are so excited for the new year though. There is so much to do and so much that will be new. What a way to ring in a year and even a decade. So heres's to 2009. Good bye! We are New Jersey bound.