And I say…. Hey, What’s going on?

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Story of my life as of late… lol

I have been putting off this post for a while… Things have been less than (insert adjective here).

While I like to keep it uplifting and positive here, I realize that it is my responsibility to be as transparent and authentic as possible…

Life right now is ugly, messy, crazy, beautiful, chaotic, and surprisingly sometimes wonderful, with heaps of grace sprinkled in.

I arrived in Florida on the 7th of August “expecting” to be here for 2 weeks. That means I packed for 2 weeks, my kids were packed for 2 weeks, and we had return flights for 2 weeks from the day we arrived.

It is the 15th of September and I am still in the United States of America. That’s not to say it doesn’t have good moments(hey Chipotle, Target, and Costco), but the mess of it is, I wasn’t prepared.

I wasn’t prepared for the task at hand. My husband and I along with our four children are relocating to the states so that my Mother-in-Law can move in with us.

She is not in the best of health and can no longer live alone. One option was assisted living, but honestly, who wants to live out the last years of their lives with strangers? I mean, it works for some people and that’s awesome, but for me, as someone who has a very strong sense of family I couldn’t see letting that happen… at least not right now.

So the Mother-in-Law will be joining us in the new digs (more on the new digs later, I promise). Huzzah!

I am grateful for the opportunity that my children will have to be able to spend time with their grandmother. I am a firm believer that grandmothers make life better, mine certainly enhanced my life and gave me invaluable wisdom that I carry with me and use often.. So it was a no-brainer when faced with the choice of one city sans grandmother, or another city with grandmother; we chose with.

Now that we’re here in the thick of things, I still would not change my choice. In a perfect world I would have more of a support system (not having good girlfriends nearby sucks), like really, going this alone sucks, but change anything? Nope.

So with this being said, you my dear readers are now along for the ride. The very bumpy, topsy turvy, and occasionally smooth ride. This platform will now become a bit of a haven… Not only for me, but for anyone who has had their lives put on hold, turned upside down, and are still standing from it. We are warriors, we are nurturers, we are carers, in a world that doesn’t care for much. Onward and upwards friends. I look forward to sharing this part of my journey with you.

Until next taste,
Lori
aka
Foodie Lady

 

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Ben Butler says:

    I can’t wait to hop in the car and go off-roading with this story! It’s going to be great.

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  2. Margie DQ says:

    Sometimes life throws you an unexpected curve. We need to always stay positive.

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  3. Melissa Chapman says:

    It sounds like your heart is in the right place and your mother in law will be so grateful. I hope you and the kids have a smooth transition.

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  4. I hope everything is ok girl! It’s been a rough month for me as well. Sending prayers your way.

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  5. Roger Willis says:

    I hope everything works out! Family is everything! We sometimes have to go above and beyond for those who are dear to us in their time of need.

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  6. Toni Dash says:

    Thank you for sharing! Sometimes, life changes scare me but most of the times it excites me. It’s important that we are always hopeful to face new beginnings.

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  7. Lisa Favre says:

    I am sure everything will work out and we are so happy that you are e-bringing us along on your journey! It’s true, grandmothers really shape our lives for the better so I think this will good for your fam.

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  8. Peter says:

    Life is full of ups and downs, unexpected turns and a whole whack of chaos. At least you’re keeping it all in order

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  9. Jeanine says:

    Keeping it all in order is key, sounds like you are doing just that! Ah, life.

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  10. Kiwi says:

    What a great family decision to let your mother in law live with you all. Its going to be an adjustment but she will be surrounded with love its great you all didnt put her in assisted living facility.

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