And she's on the move again, and by she, I mean me! It's my 50th birthday present to myself. In March I am moving back "home" to my beloved Idaho! Just me, a Uhaul and 2000 miles of open road! To say that I am ecstatic would be an understatement to be sure.
This will be the first time in 30 years that I will be without my children but they too are moving up and moving on. They have all made lives for themselves here. All are gainfully employed, finishing up degrees in college, engaged, married, in relationships, home owners, business owners, and my two oldest have babies of their own. They are all loving, kind, intelligent, productive members of society on the pathway to their own dreams, their own successes and now I too am heading down my own path of dreams with success awaiting me at a trail head winding somewhere through the Rocky Mountains.
Sharing my decision with my "fantastic four" was difficult and as expected was met with mixed emotions and opinions. My two oldest and my youngest definitely did not want me to go - at first - but son #2 was happy for me and said, "Absolutely Mom, go. You love Idaho. Go and be happy. We're all fine. We will be fine. Go have some fun!" Thankfully they have all come around to the idea and are somewhat okay with it now, after all, this is the first time in their lives that they will be without me as well. More than a few tears have been shed with many more to follow in the upcoming days I'm sure but this move is a good thing, not only for me but for them as well. We will all grow and learn along our own paths, traveling our own journeys and when we meet up again we'll all have so much to share with one another.
I'm not gonna' lie. I will miss my "babies" and I will reaallllyyyy miss their babies! But I will be back to visit as often as I can. I'm hoping for an every 3-4 month visiting schedule juggling holidays as they come to pass and so far I have promises from two of them that they will definitely be out to visit me, work schedules, life schedules permitting.
I have claimed 2013 as MY year of happiness and abundance and so it shall be!