Friday, November 4, 2011

A Month in.

I got a text from Mark last night telling me that he met his requirement for billable hours for the month. He completes his first four weeks at his new job tomorrow. He texted me because he was out of town and spending the night in a hotel. In four weeks, he has been on business out of state, stayed in two different hotels, been up all night working twice, and has put easily over 700 miles on his car.

Sounds intense, right?

One might think. Then, when added to additional stress of putting our house on the market, arranging to move to a new house,  as well as mishaps with our car, living without our belongings, and having three busy boys in general, you'd think we'd be on the brink of a breakdown.

We're not.

I cannot adequately explain how happy we've been this past month. Despite some stressful situations and (literally) sleepless nights, we are content. All it takes is for me to look back at our life a month ago today. There we were, in a house that wasn't ours, a town where even after a year we knew only a few people, and days and weeks gone by with nothing to do, nowhere to go, and general feeling of loneliness and isolation.

Here we are, a month in, and the month of "Thanks." I can tell that my children are happy. I know I am happy. Surrounded by family and friends, we are very thankful that our journey has brought us back right where we started.

Happy Friday.


Abby said...

What a lovely post! I am so happy to hear that you are all thriving... what a comfort knowing you are right where you are supposed to be. (and if being in the middle of nowhere for awhile is what it took to get you to this place, then so be it!) :) Love to you all!

Mallory said...

Thanks, Abby :-) . Time is flying SO fast, and there is a lot going on, but it is really nice to feel content and to see how happy your kids are.

And yes, maybe I'll see some old friends more, too ;-) .

Maria said...

I'm so happy to hear you are settling in and enjoying life despite... or perhaps because of it's ups and downs. Lol! I get texts about billable hours, too :)