The house project has been the topic of conversation for so long, I sometimes forget to think about other things. I never want to be the kind of person that when you speak to me, you know what will be said. There has to be balance. I’ll just keep telling myself that.
In the last few months and especially weeks, life has taken a few twists and turns. Yes we did finally buy a house after 9 1/2 long months but even better………my kids now BOTH LIVE IN OCALA!!!!! 5 years ago, when we told them we were moving their words were this, “We are so excited for you and we will miss you but we will never, NEVER, NEVER NEVER NEVER live in Ocala.” I don’t think I am speaking out of turn at all.
Kyle recently moved to Vermont for a job. The job was not the job of a lifetime. It was not the job that made his heart leap for joy. It was none of those things and in the end, he made a very difficult decision to come home. You can imagine how hard it is to come back and wonder what people are thinking. But really, people think he is so incredibly smart, super talented at anything musical and a great friend. They think he loves his family and his friends. As my heart hurts for him as he makes difficult decisions, when he said “I am coming home” I can honestly say I cried for joy. Welcome home son. You have been missed and God has something incredible for you. Your story is already written.
Courtney came to Ocala to visit in May. She had no intention of staying here. She was a traveler. A gypsy. Whatever you call it she moved around, alot. One day she said “Mom, I think I want to stay.” WHAT???!!!!! And stay she did. She now has a job, a new guy and others say she is a new Courtney. You cannot even begin to imagine how it felt to sing in church yesterday standing next to my daughter. New, old, don’t care. This momma’s heart is full.
No matter how old they are, I am always Mom. They are just so cute.