I’ve been in Georgia for 17 years.
I graduated college and moved to Atlanta two months later. I laid eyes on my husband 1 year later (married 2 years later).
I grew into my adulthood in Georgia. I lived on my own & bought my first house at 24 here. I got married at 26, bought another home & had 3 children here.
I found my church home one month after I moved to Georgia and have been a member for 16 years.
I learned more who God is and have been able to experience many many blessings here. I’ve also had the worse experiences in my life here.
I’ve lived half of my life in Georgia. Although, I’m from Chicago . . . Georgia is just as much my home.
And now, its time to go.
We are moving to Florida. **wipes a tear from my eyes**
My husband and I first discussed this 3 years ago when I was on maternity leave with our 3rd child. I really felt like it wasn’t the right time. And it wasn’t.
Now, 2016 . . . it is.
We agreed last year, when our children get out of school this 2015-2016 school year, we would move to Florida. My son will be finishing 5th grade next week and it would be the perfect transition into middle school.
My husband is from Florida, and although we are not moving back to his home town, we are moving near his parents. We are moving mainly for family reasons.
We haven’t lived around his parents our entire marriage and over the last couple of years my father in law has had some health issues. Thank God he is now on the healthier side of those issues, but I believe it put a lot of things in perspective for my husband and he wants to be closer to his parents more than ever before.
Many times we’ve felt like an island here in Georgia. Meaning, it’s just us – Him, me and 3 kids. Yes, we have “many friends” but I can count on one hand out of those “many friends” who will keep 3 kids for us when we need it.
We want our children to grow up around their family and it’s a TON of them in Florida.
Our children are excited. Beyond excited. My husband is ready.
Me? Well, check back with me on that.
It’s not that I’m not excited. It’s that I am nervous. I have no idea what to expect. It’s a new life. New everything! New doctors, friends, schools, stores & lifestyle.
Life is about change and I’m ready for it, I just don’t know what to expect.
We’re moving this summer btw.
Check back on the blog for this new “Moving Series” as I write about my journey moving from state to state.
Have you ever moved to a new state? What is your story?