I know what you are thinking: How is she writing from a nunnery?
I am not.
At the last minute some major things shifted in our life and I had to push back my retreat to Sunday. I was so slammed yesterday that I didn’t have time to write and let you know (good thing God isn’t in time so all of those prayers technically are still valid for Sunday *grin*)
–The Shack Discussion Questions for this week are now posted. Next Wednesday we will have finished the book, so any of you who have read it and want to comment on your overall impressions/thoughts, go right ahead!
-My “little” brother Ben turned 18 yesterday! I am SO proud to be his older sister! Ben is a salt of the earth kind of young man. He’s smart and hard working and loves God. Our family would not be the same without him!
-Seems there have been some interested comments on this post that I plan to address. (although I am really ready for that thread to die- anyone else with me?)
Ok..so why am I not sitting in silence this morning but rather watching Cohen prance around in the kitchen where my flip flops over his footy pajamas?
Remember how I said I was moving to Michigan? Well, I am not. Remember how Shawn was living in Michigan? Well, he’s not. (If you are a new reader and need some clarification on this topic, click here.)
Sunday night I ran into my cousin Andrea and she invited to me to go see Fireproof with her and a friend and she had a free ticket. I handed Cohen off to my parents and decided to go with her. A lot because of the recommendations I have received about the movie from all of you (Ashley, in specific *grin*) and also, in large part, because I have been wanting to spend some time with her for months. We chatted and watched the movie and cried. The story was really good and Christian movies have come along way! (probably more on that later)
Anyway, on the way to pick up Cohen, I remembered I had promised Shawn I would call before bedtime so he could talk to Co, who was now probably fast asleep at Grandma (“Mama”) and Grandpa (“Papa”) house. It was during that phone conversation that I learned Shawn was moving here…on Tuesday.
So.. that coupled with the fact that my friend Nick told me about a nunnery 2 hours closer (that could only take me next week) and was less expensive made it clear I should hold off a few days.
Shawn arrived around noon and had an apartment a few hours later (its approximately 5 minutes from our house) and I started packing up dishes and things for him and he started moving in furniture. He was living with Pastor J and his family so he didn’t have much stuff there besides guitars and clothes.
His move caught me off guard. Sure, I had voiced some hesitancy in moving myself (do NOT read that I didn’t want to go to Michigan… just remember I have a job here that I like, the support of my family, Cohen is very attached to Mama and Pappa and his four uncles, I hadn’t been able to sell all of my dogs yet, I was going to have to make new friends again, and I was going to have to MOVE. WITH A TODDLER.) Even though I had expressed these concerns, I didn’t really expect Shawn to do anything about them. This whole moving bit is out of character.
Out of character and good. Cohen will now get to see Daddy on a much more regular basis and even though its going to present challenges for me in learning to be a full-time co-parent, that is also good.
Ok..well this is a sort of abrupt end but Cohen is scaling the bookshelf….AHH! Expect more concise, thought out posts later. *grin*