We have Internet!
I am kind of at a loss for words other than that. Um, I love this house and this town and the ocean and that the kids are happy at their new schools. This week was just our first week and a lot of "new and moving-in business" to get out of the way so I am looking forward to getting past all of that. There's only a few straggling boxes here and there, things are finding their place. We're adjusting to the time change pretty well, too. (EST to PST is a three hour difference!)
This morning we woke up and it wasn't dark outside, and we were all in our house together. That was wonderful. We drove along the ocean to breakfast and then showed Jeff our morning school drop-off routine. The kids' schools are all next to each other in a row pretty much. And they all go at the same time (much later than Ohio's 6:40 am bus pick up and four different start times!)
Instead of turning down our road on the way home this morning we went a little past it to walk down to the beach. There really are just no words for how good it is. How this place makes you feel, what it looks like, and to know when we tell the kids we can come back to the beach tomorrow that we really can. We could go there right now if we wanted. It's right there.
I didn't realize it until I was on the drive out here but for a long time I've felt a pull, almost like a magnet and it was bringing me here. There are a couple times in my life I can specifically recall God physically moving me from one place to another, and this is one of them. So much of the last six month makes very little sense but I don't really need it to.
We're planning to try a new church tomorrow and get started on this new volume of our lives. I'm ready to jump back in as Listen To Your Mother 2013 is off and running and life just keeps on no matter where you live it. Even by the ocean. It's good.