You're going to Seattle.
Uh-What? Yeah right. I have NEVER thought about going to Seattle, I hate the rain.
I pushed all thoughts of Seattle aside. But they wouldn't stay on the sidelines.
You have always wanted to see the other side of the country.
You love kids, you love seeing new places, why wouldn't you go?
This is the change that you have been praying for.
|Bear and His Doggies|
With these thoughts running through my head I responded to my cousin asking for more information. I mean what could a little more information hurt, right?
The more information I received the more I knew it was just a matter of time before I said yes.
|In Less Than 1 Week Bear Captured My Heart!|
Excitement about a new city, a new place, a new job wouldn't let me close the door. So I did what any girl in my shoes would do, I poured it all out to my mom. We had a long long talk but only one thing she said stuck with me
"You have to live your life, don't let someone else dictate what you do".
I still had concerns, you see I tend to have a strong parental style for not being a parent. Being on the same page with a parent is a huge thing for me. Would our scheduling, discipline, and overall parenting styles match? For that matter, would we get along? Barely knowing my cousins and living on my own for the last several years left me wondering would I like living with people again.
|They Had Me With Water!|
Within minutes of re-meeting Lys (we met once before about 14 years ago) I knew we would be good friends. By the time we reached the house it was very clear we I had nothing to worry about. As the week went on all doubts about how well we got a long, living with family, and child-care differences all vanished. One conversation sticks in my mind as we were taking Bear for a walk. She was describing their reasons for a sleep schedule and the whole time I just kept on saying uh-huh, yup, I agree. She told me the two books they use if I wanted to know their reasons why, my response was "I completely agree with all of it". That was the moment I knew, knew this would be better than either of us hoped.
|My first look at Pikes Market|