Obviously, my sisters, momma and I hold a different view on the matter. Yesterday we received the vindication we waited for every so patiently.
But I'm getting ahead of myself....
As you know, we're moving to Arkansas. But what you don't know are the details and bells and whistles of the deal.
Brandon packed up and headed out about two weeks ago now. He's been working for almost two weeks with his new job.
The way it all worked out was that I'd be in Oklahoma soon after he left because of my high school reunion. (I'll have a post on that tomorrow most likely.)
But before he left, we were looking at two issues:
- He needed a new vehicle.
- I was going to live by myself.
But the part about me living by myself, well no one was crazy about.
My sister, Jessi, is currently finishing up some last prerequisites before nursing school. But she won't be able to start nursing school until next fall. And if she takes those prerequisites in the spring, she would still be able to start in the fall.
So I asked if she would like to come spend the next 6 months with me. I told her she could work and save up some money.
And it would be like her freshman year of college all over again. (We lived together that year FYI.) She'd get to experience Michigan for herself. Michigan is a wonderful magical place from now until December.
And I wouldn't be up here by myself.
She told me she'd think it over and let me know.
A few days later (although it felt like an eternity) she told me that she would be joining me in Michigan and that I wouldn't have to be afraid of the Boogey Man.
I headed to Oklahoma few days later, had a great time and then it was time to pack.
This past Tuesday morning, we loaded up my new car (name STILL to be determined by the way!) with approximately every Vera Bradley bag she owned. The only bag that wasn't Vera was a bag that carried her purses.
(Side note: Jessi has a shoe and purse fetish that would put some Real Housewives to shame.)
I should note that one of the purse options she brought was Vera.
Either way, she was able to finally prove to our dad that yes, all of those Vera Bradley bags are in fact, necessary.
I'd say Jessi's off to a stellar start in Michigan.
And we are gonna have a ball!
|We made sure to get some Sonic before we hit No Man's Land. P.S. We'd highly recommend the Peanut Butter Cookie shake. We would not, however, make that same recommendation for the Oreo Cheesecake shake. In fact, we'd give it a hard pass.|
In all seriousness, my little family would covet your prayers in the next few months. Being away from one another has sucked a big one already. We want to be present and enjoy the beginning of Arkansas and end of Michigan. We are looking forward to our next adventure and chapter of our lives. We're just ready for those things to be together.