Friday, February 25, 2011
Through our now defunct unschoolers group we met many people who have become very important in our lives while living in New Orleans, some of them have already moved to other area'.
Saying goodbye in never anything I enjoy doing, I am always afraid that I will never see those people again...and in this case I truly hope that I will see many of them again.
The kids are also having many mixed emotions, they are excited, but they are also very sad about leaving their friends that they each have come so close too.
But we each know that we are doing this to make our lives better, and to return where we were meant to be.
It has been almost 5 years since we loaded a truck and moved to Paris, Texas. We existed in that town for less that 2 years, yes we meet some people that we cared for, but living in small rural Texas town was not for us, and I learned a lot living there...like I now understand family better.
I found out that to be "family" you do not have to have the same blood running in your veins, that we can also pick our family. That family is more about love, respect,trust, and truth.
When my parents both passed so fast, my Mom in December and then my Father in February, I lost it, I stop thinking in a healthy way, I became panicked and started making choices that were not for the best.
I know that I had to do these past five years, that I had to figure out my life, and what was best for my family.
Getting back to Tacoma means a lot for my family, it is were our family is, and it were I can have the life we need/want.
The house we rented is in a safe area, we can have a garden, and grow a lot of what we eat, to be a healthier family.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
I know that I am gonna miss so much about this amazing city, and not the stuff most people think. Sure the quarter is cool, sure there is a lot of history, but New orleans is so much moere than that. It is the people, the smells, and the taste of New orleans. It is like no where else in this world. A piece of my heart will always be here. I now know and understand this.
Moving from NOLA was not an easy decision for us to make, we do not hate it here, in fact we love it, we have friends here, A there is work, but we also are living in a city that is on the brink of something that is dark, and very terrifing. Where we live there have been an aveage of one murder a week since we lived here! Yes we could move, but the violence in NOLA is very high, and it is scary.
We deciced on Tacoma because we have people there that will be there for all that can happen in life, our children can play outside, and it just more closely the life we want.
Yes NOLA will be in our hearts forever, and she is a city that will always hold her magic for us!
Saturday, February 5, 2011
I just want a house, nothing fancy even! I want a place to put our belongings, and a place for my children to sleep when we get there!
Then I buy our airplane tickets on Travelocity.com, we pick Delta, buy our tickets and then find out that to check a bag we must pay $23.00! Then a purse counts as a carry on! WHAT! I will never use either company again!
So this will be a fun 6 and half hour flight with 3 kids and very limited amount of things they can do!
I am so stressed about all of it really...finding a place to live, the trip there, and then there is the amount of money going out for all of this!
So that is where we are at right now! I am stressed! LOL
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
We have bought our tickets to Tacoma, airline instead of train, since the prices were big difference now.
We will be leaving New Orleans on Mardi gras day! I think that is a sign or something. we will be here for all the important parade's so that is wonderful!
But to be honest there is so much I would rather be doing in New Orleans...that really is not the magic of this city.
We are not moving because we hate it here, there is so much that is wonderful and amazing here in NOLA. The city is like none other, the people truely love their city, they love the culture, and they love and support their city.
I just need to have more support for my family...I have a dream of a life I want and I do not see that happening here.
There will be so many people that I will miss, that Aidan will miss and the kids have many people they will miss.