Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Winds of Change


It has been a while since I have been here. Life has just been hard these last few months, so I have been focusing mostly on just living, nurturing my children and planning what the next step is from here.

 I realised in the weeks following the February quake that the life I knew was gone. Initially I couldn't think to much about the future. But soon, I began to feel the gentle winds of change starting to blow. As the weeks moved forward, a new path slowly began to appear. This week, those plans will reach a climax as we pack up our lives and move 5 hours south. We are moving away from everything and everyone we know, to begin a new life.

Time for me to take a deep breath and jump into my new life... wish me luck.

17 comments:

  1. Wishing you the best of luck in your new life. May you and your beautiful family find happiness and peace in your new home.

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  2. good luck on this journey!

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  3. Oh Lou, I adored your life there so much.. Your beautiful old house, the space you gave your little girls to grow up in. the little world you made them. I was always hoping to follow in your steps, finding a house of our own there far away in NZ, an old one, maybe a little cottage. that would have been my dream ever since I was a little girl of four years old (the moving to NZ part, the details filled out later).
    it makes my heart ache, seeing you part with your wonderful life. but I see, you are right, you have to part and start new. I'm sure it will be as wonderful and comfortable and it will feel like home. you have your beautiful family with you and that is all that counts.
    wishing you all the best, mostly the strength to keep going, be brave and give your daughters a huge hug.
    with love, Nina

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  4. Good luck and safe travelling.

    I am moving house this week too, with a toddler and 8 week old baby. Not looking forward to that either!!

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  5. i think that will be wonderful for you all. best of luck! you will do so well with this change i just know it.

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  6. arms right around you sending you all a massive hug full of love.
    so sorry I went get to meet you when I come down in June ;'(
    all the best of luck with your move and I hope your new home brings happy memories and that in time you will remember Christchurch for something other than February 22nd.
    How is Becky doing? Did my parcel for William arrive?

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  7. Good on you for making some changes, it's hard to know what's right to do isn't it!! I do hope you'll keep blogging so we can follow your new journey. Good luck for the packing and shifting.
    Hugs
    deb xx

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  8. All the best for the move, Lou. I trust it will go well and the children will find new places that they love just as much.

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  9. Oh wow, Lou I DO wish you all the luck in the world. What a big decision to make, I bet your new life in your new home will be wonderful for all of you...xx

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  10. Good luck Lou and look forward to hearing more when you're all settled and feeling up to blogging. I can't imagine how hard it must have been to live through all that you have. Wishing you a very happy future x

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  11. All the very very best to you and your family. Big changes... exciting times. May everything go well for you.

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  12. Good luck with it all Lou. Wishing you all the best in your new home. I am sure you will make lots of new friends very quickly. Big hugs. Sarah x

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  13. good luck Lou. I'm sure it will be more peaceful in your new home. I would definitely be making a similar move if I still lived there. I hope the move goes smoothly.

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  14. Moving house is stressful at the best of times, when its a move you don't really want to make it would be very challenging. I hope it wont be long before you can discover some good out of your situation. I am hoping this next chapter of your life will bring your family lots of happiness.

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  15. I'm pretty sure you'll be settling into your new home now. What a huge move for you. And in many ways an easier decision than you have have thought, I guess. It is still always difficult to move a long way though, especially when your old life is taken away so fast. So irrevocably. I really feel for you, for all you have lost. For the hopes and dreams for your wee house, and your lives there together. I wish you the best as you reestablish your lives in a new spot. As you dream new dreams, dare to form new hopes. xxx Sheryl

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  16. Hi--

    I just happened upon your blog for the first time today, and this post really spoke to me. I am going through the same thing right now...moving with my hubby and three kids (aged 3, 2, and 1) away from really the only place I've ever lived my whole life. It is 12 hours north, away from everyone and everything we know, too. It takes courage, doesn't it?! Wishing you the very best of luck and happiness at your new home.

    Blessings from the U.S.,

    Marty
    smallhousebythesea.blogspot.com
    poetees.etsy.com

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