Thursday, August 16, 2012

Moving out, Moving in...

by Julie

On July 29th, Leann posted this farewell to her home in Texas and talked about major transitions.

A little less than two weeks later, our family faced our own major transition when our middle daughter packed up and moved to... you guessed it... Texas!

We've known about this move for months. She's studying for her Master's Degree in Orientation and Mobility for the Visually Impaired and Illinois doesn't have the internship opportunities she needs. Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired does.

And so, as Leann makes her home in South Carolina, our Sara will make her new home in Austin. We're lucky that her boyfriend, Luke, is with her. It's so nice to know that she's not going it alone - and he's a honey. They have their little tuxedo cat, Kitka, who made the two-day drive with them (yikes!). Because they have two cars, Luke drove the moving van with his car hitched to the back and Sara drove her car -- with the cat.

We didn't envy the long drive, the truck full of boxes that needed to be unloaded without any outside help, or the "where's the nearest grocery store?" issues. Oh, to be 23 again and to feel as though there's nothing you can't do. Hmm... maybe I do envy that, a little.

They've been keeping in touch really well and so far, so good. But I miss them already. This is going to be tough for me. We'll go visit them in the coming months, but for now I'm sure they're happy to be starting their adventure.

How about you? Any adventures you care to share?