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From Here to There

From Here to There

I thought about writing a blog post a few weeks ago, announcing we were moving. It was going to include a few old posts to check out while things slowed down, and a nice Instagram link for glimpses of our moving process. It was going to be fantastic- until I decided against it. Because I thought I could keep up the blog along with packing boxes, running after two little kiddos, celebrating Billy's 2nd birthday, and moving to our new house in the woods.

Surprisingly (ha), I was wrong. 

As the mound of boxes grew...

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...I realized I needed all my mental reserves- and then some- to stay above water. Although we've moved several times before, I really struggled with feeling overwhelmed by the process. Not only were we moving, we were selling a house with all the inspection and up-date goodness that goes with that. It was a bit more than my Mama-brain could handle. So I did the best I could, trying to stay present and give my best to the kiddos I love most. Some days I had the foresight to set up empty boxes for them to explore while I packed, or pipe-cleaners & goggly eyes to create play-dough sculptures with. 

From Here to There
From Here to There
Or setting up a play-tent for them to sleep in after their beds got packed away. But there were also days they watched back-to-back Bob the Builder's... or we ordered Chinese because I forgot all about dinner. Anything that meant arriving sane & intact into this new space together at the end.

From Here to There
From Here to There
And I think we've succeeded. There might have been a few bumps and bruises along the way- our piano can attest to that- but I think we're stronger for the journey. Not that the journey is over. There are boxes and boxes to unpack (oh my) and small-town life to adjust to. But we'll get there, hopefully borrowing some patience from our new wooded surroundings.

Welcome home. 




Cassidy Sevier

Cassidy is a former art classroom teacher from the city, now unexpected homeschooler to three active kids in the woods. She loves nature, good books, large pots of tea, and creative projects with her family. You can read about their learning adventures and more at Freshly Planted.com

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the move! What an incredible blessing and those last two photos just say it all! xo

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    1. Thank you so much Sofia! It hasn't been easy, but I definitely think it will be worth it.

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