Monday, October 24, 2011

Seasons of Change

In One Year,

April 2010 – I started looking for a job

June 10 – We went on vacation to North Carolina for Allie’s wedding

July - Brian joined the Coast Guard Reserves

July 31 - We moved in with my in-laws

August 4 - We found out we were expecting our first child

August 15 - I started a new job teaching high school Algebra

August 31 – Brian left for boot camp

October 12 – I totaled my car

October 28 – Went to New Jersey because Brian graduated boot camp

November 6 – I bought a new car

November 16 – We found out we were expecting a boy

November 19 – I had emergency surgery to remove my appendix

December – We started looking for a house to buy in Austin

January – We started looking for a house to buy in New Braunfels

January – 15 We went hiking in the Guadalupe Mountains

February 5 – We closed on a house in New Braunfels

February 26 – We moved into our new house

February 28 – Brian started a new job in San Antonio

March 20 – We thought we were going to have to move to Virginia in May (called off)

March 22 – I was put on bed rest

April 12 – William was due

April 15 – William was born

August 15 – I went back to work

On the Holes-Rahe scale, we were through the roof. Many of these life changes were unwanted on my part and my sense of security was threadbare. It is only with the firm foundation of faith and family that I stayed sane at all, but Brian would tell you that I wasn’t a very happy person or probably much fun to be around. Thankfully, we are now moving past this season of rapidfire changes and it’s been more than a year since many of the topsy-turvies occurred. Sure life is still stressful, but it’s a predictable stress and I’m much more content with it.

What does life look like now? I’m the mother of a 6 month old teething, babbling, crawling bundle of love. I teach math to high school freshmen every other day and stay home the other days which gives me the time to participate in activities I enjoy. I’m married to a wonderful man who is much happier in his current job than he was at his old one and has enough projects to keep him busy for the next 10 years. I am so glad that I live in New Braunfels and not weirdo Austin, and that I have a strong support network and group of friends that live here too. God willing, William will be the only one changing at hyperspeed for quite a while and we will stay put for some time, you know, unless another baby comes our way.


Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Is't so great to look back on time-lines, it all happens to quickly!

allie-mac-fallie said...

so much fun!! happy to see you back online :) i miss you and yaaaay I made the list! but we got married july 10th ;) heh