Saturday, March 14, 2015

We're back home

We're back in Texas and we're regrouping as a core family of five. There are still so many swirling emotions. I know we won't accept any placements immediately.

For one reason, I've been sick. I traveled all the way from Central Iowa to Deep South Texas with a nasty stomach bug. I still need to get caught up on housecleaning, laundry and whatnot before I could even consider adding more family members.

We also all need to adjust to the Neverland Kids being gone.

And last, we still need to process losing my dad.

Change is hard. Loss is hard. (And TT is taking this hard!)

I know we'll just try to get our feet under us over the next two weeks. Then we're going to volunteer as a family at an event we've gone to before called The Texas Mile.

Before we were prospects for the motorcycle group B.A.C.A., Mr. Amazing and I joined a group called Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA). We're not super active (though Mr. Amazing is the Vice President). Twice a year CMA volunteers to help run The Texas Mile. We get to work in multiple areas including taking entrance fees, parking, the hospitality tent, and handing out the tickets to drivers at the finish line. In fact, Mr. Amazing, TT, Bart, and I were working the finish line in October 2013 when the track record of 278.2MPH was set! We saw the Ford GT up close immediately following the run. It was impressive!

The Texas Mile has been very healing for us. The first one we all five went to was in October 2013 immediately after losing Dude and Dolly. All five of us made it to the October 2014 Texas Mile right after Daisy left. It seems fitting that we regroup at The Texas Mile in March 2015. We'll work hard and have fun watching all the fast bikes and cars!

We also have to wait and hear on a job that Mr. Amazing interviewed for last week. We'd never knowingly take a placement if a move looks eminent in our future. So, we'll wait to hear on that job prospect before anything else changes.

If the job goes through though, I already picked out some houses in the area that look perfect! My favorite has five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a huge kitchen. It's just the right size for us and a few more cherubs.

We'll be waiting to see what happens next.


Anonymous said...

Sending deep caring and empathy for all the loss and all the changes.
Fingers crossed the right job answer happens.

Mama Q said...
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Annie said...

I'm sure this is just a very heavy and difficult time for you - no wonder you were ill. Please rest up. I think of you and pray for you often (and all your cherubs.)

VJ said...

Is this job in another state? Sounds like any place would be better than Texas as far as the foster care system.

Cherub Mamma said...

Well, the job he interviewed for is still here in Texas. But, it looks like that one might not be "the one" as his current boss hasn't been contacted yet. Likely that means that Mr. Amazing wasn't selected for the job.

Several other jobs just opened though. He's prayerfully considering applying. There are two in Wisconsin and one or two in Arkansas.

We'll see what happens I guess.