Sunday, May 3, 2009

Off We Go....

Its been awhile since I've posted.. And in my defense, I've been extremely busy. Nevertheless, I like keeping current on my postings and I just haven't been lately! I've even missed some opportunities to tell the world how wonderful my husband is!! Today is Sunday... Sunday the 3rd.. And today is my graduation day! I finally have a bachelors degree. It seems strange and a little anti-climatic because I feel like everyone has a bachelors so its about time I got one! Lowell is convinced that its a big deal and so he's trying to make a big deal out it. And I really do appreciate him for it! I'd hate to think that I worked this hard for almost two years and it wasn't a big deal! :) We are still in the thick of moving... Our date has gotten pushed back a couple of times... I went ahead and took the kids out of school on the appointed day even though we didn't leave when planned so they've been home for the past week. We've been doing "homeschool" and they've done pretty well. Jillie, of course, doesn't have homework and so the first day I just worked with Nathan and Chloe. She was very disappointed and so, the second day I found some work for her to do too. At the end of the lesson, when it was time for "recess", she came up to me, very serious, and said "Thank you for giving me homework, Mommy". It was soo adorable! :) Nathan and Chloe are each flying through their homework. Its easy to see why they get bored in school. They have three weeks worth of work and we've done at least 2/3 of it in three days. Chloe is almost completely done and Nathan only has one math chapter left. We're going to continue working throughout the summer - especially on writing. I'm hoping to get into the habit of having the kids write their grandmas. I know the grandmas would appreciate it, and it would be great practice for the kids. Nathan's teacher gave me a 2nd/3rd grade math book so that I can keep Nathan interested and I'm going to use Nathan's 1st grade book with Chloe.
I start my Masters class on Thursday... Its a night class, once a week for 8 weeks. My first class is about ethics and ethnics while the 2nd 8 week class is about pharmacology. :) I'm sure that sounds fascinating to all of you, but I'm excited! :) I'm just hoping that I am not too overwhelmed! I'm relying on the fact that Jesus assures me that He'll be there with me.. In my weakness, He makes me strong! :)
So, right now we're looking at leaving tomorrow. Lowell is outside right now working on the car that I'm going to be driving and I'm praying that it will be an easy fix. My daddy came over three days in a row and helped me load the trailer. Steve, Lowell's friend came yesterday and helped us clean up the yard... And then Jordan, my brother came with Daddy today and helped too. We've been very blessed! We still aren't going to be able to bring every little thing with us, Lowell will have to make another trip in a couple of weeks but that is good in a way. He needs to get some stuff for his dad.
Speaking of dads... I had to say goodbye to mine today... I didn't feel the surge of emotions that I thought I would... But then again, none of this seems real yet... I'm really going to miss him... And Jordan. And Justin. I'm just starting to know them and now we're leaving. Jordan wants to be a firefighter. I'm trying to convince them that they need to move to Arizona too. We'll see if that's what God has planned. Ultimately, I just want them to follow God's will. But I really do want them in Arizona with us! :)
I'm sure there are many people that we'll miss. The kids will miss their friends. Thankfully, they will have school, and will meet a lot of new people. I'm praying that Lowell and I can get plugged into a new church soon and can start putting down roots. I can't wait to be there and be settled. Its always the unknown that is so much scarier than the known... But God knows, doesn't He? And we're just following Him. Shouldn't be scared if you're following the only One who has the directions, right!? :)
Off we go...

3 comments:

Katie said...

Congrats my dear Rani! It isn't anti-climatic, it's awesome! Wait'll you get the diploma - they're just cool to look at (really classes up my bedroom wall above my papasan chair :oP)!

Stony and Brit said...

Rani, CONGRATULATIONS! A bachelor's degree is a big deal! It is a lot of work, and has been a long time coming. Kuddos to Lowell for making a big deal. =) Congratulations!

Wow, I can't believe you are moving. I can't wait to hear about it and about being back in Arizona!

The Northrups said...

I totally agree re: Twilight!!! The firs tbook especially... that author knows what a girl wants ;-)Also, I just picked up a book called Lessons I Learned in the Dark by Roschiled. I bet you'd like it too... I have finally heard God say loud and clear and sweetly that he's not going to tell me my future :-)