I know it has been a few weeks since I have written anything, and I beg your indulgence for another few weeks. I am deep in moving mode, and the practical aspects of it are easily done (make a list, do the list, voila!), I'm struggling with the emotional aspects of the move.
I'm leaving so much behind that I love--church, friends, weather, and having my own apartment. I am going to some good stuff--I will be living with and caring for the Erudite Mom as she struggles with cancer and that is no hardship and indeed a pleasure (plus I'll get a great deal on rent). I also will be living quite a bit closer to one of my closest friends. The weather is awful, but the neighborhood will be safe for running at night and is in fact a great place to run in general. These are the things I try to focus on--but overall the bad of the move outweighs the good. Life doesn't give out exactly what you want, though, and sometimes all the paths narrow down to one. I have to believe that God has a purpose and a plan for this. I can't say what it is, but I live my life by faith, so why not live my future by faith too? And if I get choked up here and there, well, it's part of the process.
9 days out from moving day. Then I'll have a couple of weeks of packing, organizing, caring for mom post surgery, and running my fourth half marathon with a friend (woohoo!). I promise to be back after that point with another amazing, hard hitting, investigative blog entry.
In the meantime I leave you this link--the results you get from a search on Etsy for 'autism'. What interests me most are the weighted blankets. I need to research what the purpose is of those...and that will be for a post after I am done transitioning.
God bless you all,