I slept in this morning until almost 7:00. I did some cleaning in the morning, and then welcomed Brother, Sister, and Short Niece to our new home. Brother hauled out my grill and cooked turkey filets and hamburgers. I made broccoli salad (which Sister pigged out on big time. It's her favorite thing I make.) We sat around and talked. It's been a long time since the three of us have been together just to be with one another and visit. When we've been together recently it's been for a funeral, or a holiday, or to sort through Mom and Dad's belongings. It was nice just to sit around talking together. Very nice.
Now Daughter, Sister, Short Niece and I are in a motel 12 miles from Tiny Village. Sister drove my car, because she doesn't like the way I drive (I believe in the speed limit). Daughter is having a hard time. She doesn't want to say goodbye to everyone tomorrow. Having Sister and Brother at the house made her miss Grandma and Grandpa. It will be a hard day. Saying goodbye won't be easy. We spent over 14 years in Tiny Village. Knowing that we will be heading home to our new house in Capital tomorrow afternoon will make it a little bit easier.
Daughter loves our new home. She loves her bedroom. She loves the people. She loves being able to have more contact with family. Saying goodbye will be hard, but the sorrow will be diminished by the excitement of the new opportunities that lie ahead. I know it won't be perfect in Capital (though I haven't told Daughter yet), but I'm ready for new challenges. For four years I told Daughter that God would call us to the right place at the right time. She acknowledges I was right. Now it's time to get some sleep before an emotional day.