There are likely to be few updates on my blog anytime soon. Here is one reason:
... and here is another one (or four):
from left: Bruce's mom, Tia's dad, Tia's brother, and Bruce's dad
My brother and dad are visiting from Finland, and during their visit Bruce's parents are also spending the weekends with us. As we make do amidst boxes and packing tape, we are enjoying what are the last few days in our house as we've known it... In a few days we will all scatter around the globe. My brother and dad will be returning to Finland and Bruce's parents will make their treck back to to Wisconsin for the summer. Bruce and I will be left moving our things into storage... and after that we will have some time to think about our future. It is a strange, and a slightly scary, feeling to know that this house will no longer be our home - or the "hub" that it has been for family gatherings and parties with friends. There are so many amazing memories to take along on our new journey - and so many questions about the future. At times I get excited about the whole adventure, and other times I feel slightly panicked or irresponsible about our non-plan. Either way, it is a good time to practice non-attachment and being in the moment.
And in this moment, I choose to enjoy our family and the glorious Florida weather!