I knew that change was on the horizon. Today it became a reality.
My family has been struggling financially. I am sure that this is a struggle, that many reading this post, are familiar with. My husband co-owns a construction company and I have a real estate license. Neither of those two industries are faring very well in today’s crummy economy. So it is time for a change.
My husband was offered a job. He accepted. I am so happy and relieved that this job came along, the only catch is….it is over 1,000 miles from our home.
We enjoyed a fun-filled weekend together as a family.
This morning he left.
He will be working 30 day stretches then taking one or two weeks off. His location will change but we are not sure how frequently. The company has locations all over the US and even in other countries. The kids and I are totally willing to relocate with him but want him to test the waters first. I look at relocating, even if temporary, as an adventure and a great opportunity for our kids to learn! But for now the kids and I are staying put while he goes to work.
We explained to the kids what was going to happen. Alex totally ‘gets it’. Ava…not so much. As I tucked her in tonight she asked if daddy would be home tomorrow. Audrey is a toddler and certainly does not understand. I know that we will have a few bumps on this transitional road but the end result will be worth it.
I am learning to adjust myself. It’s little things that I need to do that I never really had to think of before. Scooping dog poop. Taking out the trash and recycling. Getting up in the middle of the night to take Ava to pee. I like to think that I never took my husband for granted but I now realize all of the things he did around the house that I rarely considered.
I have to say that Shane is the one that I feel will have the greatest adjustment. I am here, in our home, busy with our kids. He is 1,000 miles away without his family. I really hope that he knows how proud I am of him and how thankful I am that he is willing to do this for our family.
Big changes are happening in our family. While I am anxious and nervous I am also so very thankful.