I’ve always said that moving is a 6 month process. Especially when it’s an overseas move.
There is a two month prequel of scheduling appoints, supervising movers, and clearing.
Then there is the part where you say goodbye to the place you’ve called home,
goodbye to dear friends who are your adopted family,
and begin your journey to a new place.
We chose to spend our time visiting family and traveling to some of our favorite places.
Like the southern shores of Lake Superior on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
During this time of transition, we were also doing all the paperwork to buy our first home.
So now we are here.
In our beautiful new home.
Our things are finally here.
And I’m completely overwhelmed at times.
There are boxes to be unpacked. Closets to organize.
Meals to be prepared. Laundry to be folded.
An adorable rambunctious puppy to train.
During this time of stress, I’ve found that I need to focus most on our family.
That there is fun to be had in surprise afternoon rain…
That it’s ok to rest in the shade and simply savor the sound of giggles…
That no matter how stressful life gets, family is what is most important.
What are your creative tips for making a house a home?
How do you keep your family in focus during stressful seasons in life?