This is our final week in Abilene. We’ve been trying to sell the last of our things that we can’t bring with us and will be packing and cleaning our house. We load up the truck on Saturday and roll out of Abilene on Sunday. It is all here so quickly.
The past few weekends we have been traveling to see family. We went down to San Antonio to visit with Morgan’s family and this past weekend we went down to Sugar Land to visit my mom. On the way we stopped in Willis to see my Grandpa and we also dropped by to visit my Mimom (step-mother’s mom). Of course these aren’t really goodbyes. They are blessings. They are opportunities to be together and acknowledge that things will be different. It is a parting with our Texas home. These have been sweet moments.
In between family visiting, I went up to Seattle for a few days with one mission: find an apartment. Below are a few photos from my scouting trip.
The water is refreshing, the mountains are breathtaking, and I did find us an apartment! It is so beautiful and in the middle of all the Seattle action. We can’t wait to move in!
Morgan and I speak often of how much we long for starting a new life together. As we arrive in Seattle we will be starting from scratch. Meeting people, getting to know the city, forming relationships, building community. Everything will be new. And while that can certainly seem daunting at times, there is also something so very exciting about it.
I’ve been thinking about it for quite awhile. We are moving to the Northwest. The top left corner of the map. It was the final part of the country to be discovered and settled. Therefore, it still has something wild about it. It is an untamed region. The mountains and the trees and the ebb and flow of the waters all draw a person into the depths of untouched creation.
It is like beginning a new journal or sitting down to write a new blog. It is the beginning of a new story. After all, where do you begin? In the top left corner of the page. That’s where the pen first begins to spill ink onto a page. That’s where the blinking cursor stares at you, inviting all the possibilities of new and fresh words.
We have an entirely new story to begin writing together. New friendships to forge, new habits to acquire, new places to go, new life to live. But for now we are a blinking cursor. With all the dreams of a life yet lived.