Two years ago today, Emily and I (and my mom) left Mesquite for the last time. Today, Emily and I left Panther Creek for the last time. Although we didn't make many friends in the past two years, leaving was still bittersweet. It's been home for the past two years. That's where Emily learned how to do everything she can do now (pretty much). It was really her first home.
Two years ago tomorrow, Phillip joined us in Abilene after having stayed with the movers as they loaded our stuff on the truck. Tomorrow, Phillip will join us in Abilene after having stayed today to load up our GoMinis container (and will continue loading tomorrow in another container...we have a lot of stuff!). Thankfully, this time, we had friends who could stay to help Phillip load. Emily and I certainly didn't need to be there!
I think the biggest difference between two years ago and now is that two years ago we had a home to settle into immediately. Now, we're temporarily settling into my parents' house until our house is available August 1. Plus, I came "home" to an empty house...my parents are on the Highland Church of Christ youth mission trip in New Mexico this week. Good and bad, I guess. It sure made today a lot harder, because I've been alone with Emily trying to unpack and settle. On the other hand, it's not too bad because we can settle without feeling like we're being watched. (Sorry, Mom and Daddy, but that's probably what it would have been like!)
So, as I think about how things were two years ago, moving with an 11 day old, and today, moving with a 2 year old, I'm not really sure which is better. On the one hand, an 11 day old doesn't move much and can't get into things. On the other hand, with a two year old, you feel like you can move around and do things. (Moms out there, you know what I mean!)
Well, it's been a long day of moving around constantly, so I think I'll go rest a bit.