Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Extra Extra read all about it

We are under contract!!!!What exciting news to share. I realize there are some of you that could care less but this is HUGE news! We are moving back to Montana!

I have steered away from things too personal here, but hey, what the heck why don't I share a little with ya. We're all friends here right? Right!

Well, let me just tell you a little about Lineman's job. It requires him to travel. A lot. In the month of February he was home for one weekend. In January he left for work after the new year and came home for one weekend that month. So on and so forth. It has been like this for months and months and months. Imagine me here with these three boys. Adorable yes. Hand fulls, yes. I struggle to take care of them and keep the house in running order. Taking care of them, worried about the move, and keeping the house in perfect show condition has had it's toll on me. Just recently I had to go into the doctor because I was having chest pain. I would go to sleep at night not knowing if I would wake in the morning. It was scary. I went to the doctor, did blood tests, had an EKG, the works. Guess what my chest pain was? Nope, not a heart attack. It was stress. Stress. And here I thought I was handling things pretty well. Apparently my body was telling me a totally different story.

Now while I've had a hard go of it, I know Lineman has had an equally tough time. Though his stress was the complete opposite of mine, I believe. I may be putting words in his mouth, but these are my thoughts on it. He is gone from us and unable to do the things a father and a husband needs to do. Unable to take care of the house. Unable to play with his kids, read to them, work in the shop with them. Unable to tuck them in, help with homework. Unable to hug and kiss them and love them. I know the emotional stress of this alone has been nearly unbearable. (yes, Lineman, I know).

I know he has dearly missed doing the dishes, sweeping and vacuuming. Cleaning the toilets and picking up toys. Oh, and how he loves to change diapers. Just ask him, it makes him cry when he thinks of how many diapers he has missed changing.

So, while his job will still be the same job, a LOT will be different! A lot!!! I am so excited for this move now and what it means to our family. If there's something going on at school, Lineman will be able to make it. Sports games, Sunday mornings, reading books, playing games, you name it, he will be able to do those things much easier now. We will see his parents and family more. We will see my mom even more. We can take the kids up to the farm. I see the boys fishing for hours and hours on end. Oh, and I think I may even get to sleep in once in a while. The quality of family life will be so greatly improved and for that I am feeling truly blessed.

So, while I will miss many things about our life here, I look forward to this new chapter in our life and what it means for our family.

30 comments:

The Emery's said...

I am so happy for you!

Kristen said...

YEA!! I had a feeling this may have been your news! This is so wonderful...you'll have to keep us posted on your progress. Wish I was closer to help you pack.

Red Thread said...

I am SO happy for your family! You have a wonderful family and it looks like this move will work perfectly for you all. Stress is a scary thing and manifest itself in wierd ways...glad you are ok.
Reminds me of a time when my kids were small, and John worked 50 hour weeks with all kinds of strange hours...I was telling the kids in a moment of weakness,how much I missed daddy and wish he didn't have to work so much, and Mr. Kaleb at the tender age of 4 pipes up and says, "Poor Daddy." I was feeling all sorry for myself, and when Kaleb said that, it made me stop and think...Kaleb's right, its just as hard on daddy. You have so much wisdom in seeing that. Here's to new adventures for you family.

Anonymous said...

We can hardly wait till you get closer love you cbinu

He And Me + 3 said...

That is awesome...yep, the chest pain sounds like what I was dealing with too. I didn't think I was that stressed either. It wears on you though. Good for you...what an opportunity. Family life again. Sounds wonderful huh?

Kim said...

Congrats!!! Hope you enjoy your new chapter. I know my oldest would love to have grown up in Montana--but Utah is where we are.

Enjoy!

The J's said...

I'm so happy for you too!! And, I can imagine how much lineman has missed all that wonderful part of family, like the diaper duty, but now he'll have plenty of opportunity to make it up to you...lol!! hehe!

Sharon said...

Now that is great news to share with friends Thanks
I am so happy for you and hope that you will be able to be less stressful.
God bless.

Anonymous said...

You have handled all the worries and workload with such poise. But oh, the physical toll it has taken on you. I couldn't be happier with the GREAT news that your house is UNDER CONTRACT! Call in the moving van, and get the family back to beautiful Big Sky Country!!
m-b

tollesons4him said...

I am so excited and happy for you! This is wonderful news!!!!

Anonymous said...

I had a feeling you were going to tell us that you had your house sold. I have often thought of you and the BIG JOB you have had, the stress of Lineman being gone. You have done an excellent job, but the stress can take its toll. We will miss you all. Linda

The American Homemaker said...

I haven't seen my husband in two months... I know how you feel!

Robyn said...

I'm so happy for your family! Less stress is the way to go and we have to do what it takes to makes us happy with out a ton of stress.
I will pray that everything works out and you have a safe smooth move to Montana.

ourtinydot said...

Great news, Carin. I'm glad the pieces are starting to come together for you. We've done the apart from dad thing... it is hard on everyone. The end is in sight!! May your packing days be short, your moving days be safe and your restful, quiet, thoughtful moments be many. (To help with the stress... )

carrielt said...

Carin I am so happy that you will be closer to LM and the rest of your family. :)

J K L M N O P said...

Woot Woot! We are absolutely delighted for you all!! I do not know how you have all done it! Happy moving! and getting back to real family life! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that your house has sold given the economic times that we are in. I know you will all be so happy to be a complete family. I will keep reading your blog and I will show Adam what Bridger is up to in Montana. Keep in touch with us. Thanks for being friends. Take Care. The Maret's

Anonymous said...

What???

My house is under contract????? Guess she really did mean it when she said she had enouogh of being apart!?!?!? LOL

Lookin forward to gettin it all back together again--I suppose my next project will be in Iowa??

Lineman

Kristen said...

Oh I am so happy for you! I can see why you were having chest pains, you have been living like a single mom and still worrying about your hubby. Some days I count down the minutes until Steve gets home to help me with the boys. You are amazing! Congratulations on your soon to be move!

Shasta said...

Wow Carin!! I am so super duper happy for you and your family! A light at the end of the tunnel, right!? I wish you the best of luck in this new chapter of your life, it sounds like it's going to be wonderful!

From TX to you said...

So happy for you to be closer to family! My in-laws are in MT, so maybe someday we'll get to see you up that way! Happy moving!:)-Traci K.

Wrena said...

I am smiling inside and out for you all!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Oh, Carin...it sounds like it's been a hard couple of months for you. I hope the stress is lifting and continues to and that you are feeling better.

Congrats on selling the house! It sounds like this move is going to be great for everyone in your family.

Looking forward to seeing some Montana sunsets real soon!

cheyest said...

We love you bunches and hope the move and the next chapter all goes smoothly. It's been a long haul -these past 2? years.

Carin said...

Cbeyest, you are right, it's been two years of this long haul. Phew, I'm exhausted. We will miss everyone here!

Jake's family said...

I was hoping htat the news was that you were pregnant with a girl! But oh well, house sale is good too- We are in the same situation- hubby got transferred to KY and we are in IL waiting for our house to sell- it's only been on the market for a month- but hubby has been in KY, WV and VA since the beginning of Oct! His company gave him the option to "try out" several sites down there and pick the one he wanted- so we waited to put the house up for sale to see how that would go. Well, now we are getting really sick of being away from hubby/daddy- you know all about that! So send your "house selling" vines down here and I'll send my "house packing" vibes to you! Hubby's company will come in and pack for us and move us- so I'm really relieved about that!
Keep smiling! I can tell you are a great mom.
Brad and Jill (Klepzig) Fox
IL for now- KY hopefully soon

Michele said...

Depending where you are in Montana... we might be neighbours! Seriously close neighbours!
I'm really happy things are clicking together for you all!
Hugs♥

Carolyn said...

So when are you leaving us? We will MISS you....but hope to see you in MT!

Shelby, Patrick and Kids said...

I am so happy for you, from the bottome of my heart. I am going through the same experience and am praying we too will be able to go "home." It almost brings tears to my eyes because I know so well what you have gone through and now what your new chapter will bring! I wish you a fast and easy move!

Wifey said...

I'm very excited for you, Carin, and your family too.:OD

We'll miss you all.:(