“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change .”― Heraclitus
Spring has finally made an appearance over the past few days. I love snow, but the warmth of spring is always such a welcome change to the cold. Every year spring seems to bring big changes in my world. April is usually crazy and life seems to get out of control for some reason. This year, the changes are already starting.
A small change to my appearance has happened Really, it’s probably not that big of a deal for most, but it was to me. You see, pregnancy changed my eyesight. Weird. Anyone else have this phenomenon happen to them? Anyway, I got my very first pair of glasses this week! I wanted glasses so much when I was younger that I almost bought a pair of non-prescription ones in college to look more studious. Truth. Now I’m just thrilled that I can see again!
We’ve also decided on one big change, and it’s a tough one…
You see that sweet gray kitty up there? That’s my cat, Desi. I love her so much. I found this sweet kitty with my roommate my senior year of college. Someone was giving away free kittens in front of Walmart one night and I fell in love with this sweet girl. Well, 12 years, 6 moves, 4 states, 2 kids, and 1 husband later, the time has come for Desi to be put to sleep. She is sick and the vet isn’t quite sure what’s wrong. My husband and I have been debating if, and now when we should do it. I am sad, very sad, but it’s time. Sometimes change is hard.
We also know a few more changes are heading our way.
We’re moving yet again this June, but we’re not sure yet where we’re heading. We should be getting orders here in the next few weeks and we can finally start planning our next big chapter. This will be move number 4 in 6 years! I really like to move and settle in new places. It’s like a renewal of sorts, a fresh start.
It’s time to celebrate the thaw of winter and to welcome the beauty of spring. I’m hoping that the rest of my spring isn’t quite so sad and that the changes that come my way bring more joy than tears.
Why You Should Play Hide and Seek from Awesomely Awake: A simple way to reconnect and enjoy some playtime with your kiddos.
Anatomy of a Transition from Prickly Mom: This is probably one of the bests posts I’ve read in a while. She is so good and explaining how her child must feel when being asked to transition to a new activity. It’s seriously great!
A Toy Dilemma: Toys at the Park from Raise a Boy: A mom questions how to deal with bringing toys at the park. Head on over and share your two cents!