Tuesday, May 10, 2016

So long....Farewell!!!!

So long, farewell, cheerio, sayonara, adios, good-day, auf wiedersehen (had to look that one up), see ya later alligator, bye bye!!!!

I honestly did not expect to be saying these words at all until a few months ago. I realized that for almost a year things were aligning to uncover our next season of life! I have lived in this area for 31 years, since I was 10, and Forney for the last 5 years.

A little over a year ago I began simplifying and organizing my life and home. I felt so much JOY through the process! I didn't realize that in the quest for order, I was overcoming many things that I had struggled with through the years.

I always just accepted the fact that I wasn't organized or orderly...as much as I tried. My forgetfulness and A.D.D would always get the best of me! During this process, of simplifying, I remembered a class that I taught 2 years ago to a group of woman.

 The scripture below is what my presentations was on...

"Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing, establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God. D&C 109:8

All of a sudden I realized that through this process of simplifying,  I felt like I was beginning to understand what this scripture really meant. We have done our best to live these principles through the years but living them with a house of order is a totally different feeling. I've had a clean hosue but an orderly house is the best feeling ever.

I can finally say I have established a house of order. And now we move! But even with that I am still learning. Due to having to keep a "show ready" home for 3 weeks...I am building incredible habits that I didnt have before! Doing things that need to be done right then and there, truly keep a house of order.

And I remind you again of SEASONS!!! There once was a season that my kids always came before dirty dishes, laundry and cleaning UNLESS someone was coming over and then I always tried to make things presentable. hahaha

I've definitrely learned that simplifying means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak! 

And the necessary has spoken. So back to...So long, farewell....Yes.... I said, "MOVING!" Once I heard that Hayley and Jose were expecting a precious little baby...I was feeling a strong pull to move to Lubbock. Of course, I wouldn't entertain that idea unless it was right for ALL of us, especially Kolby! But of course, when you find out that things are right, they are right for all! After many, many prayers we all had several sweet reassurances that moving to Lubbock was exactly what the Lord wanted for our next season. Which is exactly what happened when we found out that it was our next season to move to Forney. We each had a reassurance to contribute to the decision!

And Forney was so right for us for the last 5 years...All the way down to the tornado after being in Forney for 5 months. So many memories that we have here. The sunsets, the walks, the friends, the peaceful views and the gatherings that we have been able to host in our home...We love it all!

So as soon as the house sells and school lets out.... We will move!  We are so excited! With all my simplifying... it will be no chore at all to move from 4000 square feet to an 1100 square foot apartment! We found the perfect place and WE LOVE IT!

Hayley and Jose will be moving into the same complex as us and to a 2 bedroom as well, as to have room to welcome their new little bundle! I will have the beautiful pleasure of watching my grandbaby while Hayley and Jose are pursuing school. I am literally smiling ear to ear as I type this!

I am so grateful for having Scentsy in my life and the amazing pleasure to work from home and to be able to make a decision like this.

There are many, many things that I will miss about being here in Forney and close to my family and dear friends. But I know how to fly very well and will be coming back as needed. Especially, for Shay's whirlyball birthday party every January and some Scentsy meetings and for my Pajama Pages fundraiser in October!!!!

Our beloved home that we are selling...We will surely miss! We thought this was our forever home... But when I picture caring for my first granchild and helping Hayley and Jose prepare for their future and finishing off Kolby's last few years of high school and still being Shay's secretary for his business....Well, I can't wait to step into this next season. Even though we love everything about our house and neighborhood...It still can't keep us from this new season! Especially when
God has called you to it!

Home is where the heart is and for now that will soon be Lubbock, Texas!

This isn't the last season but definitely the NEXT one!

Find JOY in the SEASONS of LIFE!


  1. I'm so sad and going to miss you!!

    1. Awwww love you! I will be back for visits!!!! Plus we always have Facebook!!!

  2. Awe friend...I love this! You are such an amazing human, I'm so thankful that god brought you into my life. I hope we will be able to get together from lunch sometime before you leave!!

    1. Thank you for your sweet words! I'd love to have lunch with you... but it says unknown... Who is this sweet message from???