May 16, 2008

The Family Exodus.

Big, big changes around here.

Amazing, astonishing, "Wait... is this really happening?" kind of changes.

Chris' parents (and his Grandfather) are moving to Oklahoma City.

And for all the times I have lamented the lack of family nearby, I still can't get this life-changing fact to SINK IN. Family. Coming HERE! Halfway across the country... To us!!

An exodus.

It all has happened so quickly. Chris' dad found a job. His mom and dad will come out here next week and start looking for a place to rent for the next year. Once they find a place, his mom will fly back to Reno and organize the moving company and then she and Chris' grandpa will fly back out again.

For the most part, I can't even imagine what it will be like to have family nearby. We haven't lived by family for 7 YEARS. What will it be like to have people so willing and able to help with Ezra? To watch him so we can go out on dates and run errands and play the occasional late night shows? And for Ezra...? To suddenly have more than double the number of people who love him as their own flesh and blood living nearby- anxious to teach him and love on him in a way that only family can? What a lucky boy!!

Ezra is thrilled. Every time we go on a walk around the neighborhood, he points to houses and says, "Dat be Grama Granpa house? Huh? Dat be fun?"

We giggle and laugh and answer eachother with exaggerated "MAYBEEEE's!" and then do it all over again as we pass the next house on the street.

The timing of all of this seems absolutely perfect. We are so excited to have them all here- we just know that they will fall in love with this city like we have. It's an AMAZING place to live... and now? It will be even more amazing.

(Thank you God for answered prayers.)


Andrea June said...

Hooray! I'm so excited for you guys! It will be so amazing for Ezra to have grandparents nearby :)
Sounds like OKC is becoming the place to be!

sufferingsummer said...

This is such fabulous news! I'm so happy for you and your family.

Scott and Lorie said...

Hurray for family! I'm so excited for all of you!

Mercy Kidz said...

thats awsome!!!! yippppie!!

Amy said...

Oh congrats!! You're so blessed to have this happen. I wish my parents lived closer. Oh and nice shirt in that picture (I'm a Nashvillian.)