Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Thoughts on the Last Month

Well.  Let's see.  We've been here Stateside for just over a month now and I am amazed at how fast it's gone already!  I think we are over the big hump of the transition back to Michigan, which, if we are being perfectly honest, was a bit rockyier (is that a word?) than we anticipated.  Oh, nothing earth shattering or frightening, just things that never seemed to be an issue before, you know, like calling the doctors office became overwhelming at times.  Noah was even in the middle of setting up internet and we realized it was going to cost way too much a month and he didn't know what to do, so he just hung up the phone.  Ha!  Yeah, situations that we think we should know what to do, and then all of a sudden we're caught off guard, not knowing how things work.  Or things have changed since we left, like Panera now has waiters?  I know that's not what they are called, but that's about what it amounts too. 

The kids have had a time of it too.  One day Forrest asked me if we were going back to Costa Rica tomorrow.  Oh honey.  And Elliot has just been a ball of tears when he can't find where stuff is.  That started in Costa Rica as we were packing up.  He would go to look for his shoes and then come back crying because the basket was gone.  Poor dude.  But they seem to be settled in more here now.  And slowly we are developing a routine to our days, which will change again as soon as baby comes, but for now, we are feeling a bit more normal.

Thanks for your prayers and notes over the last month.  Seriously, we've had some good days and some not so good days and you have all helped on the not so good days.  And now that we have a bit more routine, I am hoping to get into more a routine here again too.  You know, until baby comes!


  1. It seems like we are always trying to find a 'new' normal, doesn't it? Especially with little ones who have an increasing awareness of the world around them. Your description of the boys echoes for this me morning as my kids are still trying to find routine after the long weekend. No where near what your guys are going through but it gives me some perspective as to your days. Praying for all of you this morning and in the coming changes to 'normal'.

  2. thanks Laura! Yeah, it's been a challenge to help them through their transition in the midst of ours! And I am excited we get to see you soon!

  3. although you're adjusting is more intense dad and i find ourselves always adjusting too. over the years adjusting to the completion of 3 houses, the addition of 6 babies and then the gradual slide to those 6 leaving. unlike you we stay in the same place but those we love move in and out sometimes with breakneck speed. we set up cribs and tear them down, rearrange desks and sleeping areas to accommodate whoever is with us at the time. life is weird, nothing like i expected. i though we would grow up and then so much. layama

  4. Hi guys!! Glad you are weathering the storm okay. It will be quicker than you think when you will be headed back to your new "permanant" home in Costa Rica. We hope to see you all atleast "once" over the summer!! Love ya all.


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