Saturday, October 17, 2009

A month later...

It's hard to believe that a month has gone by with no blogging! 
I've missed the weekly reflection and have realized how much I truly enjoy writing about our lives. Unfortunately, life happens and my mind has been spinning with all the "to-do's" and the last thing I could fathom doing was to sit down and journal. 

Over the last month we've moved from Florida and have traveled quite a bit. My amazing hubby offered me a weekend away to join the Ya Ya's. The Ya Ya gathering started when my beautiful Aunt Kitty was diagnosed with breast cancer and has since turned into a semi-annual celebration of women filled with sisters, aunties, and friends. This was the first one I had the chance to attend and it was a blast! To spend the time with the all the women that mean so much to me was a wonderful experience. This year, my mom hosted the event at the Grinnell Mill Bed and Breakfast she runs. The weekend was filled with laughter, love, and most of all lasting memories!

This coming Monday, we will officially move into our new home in DC. The hundreds of feelings have taken over - from being ecstatic to apprehensive and curious to oh so name the feeling and I'm there. The kiddos are doing great and have adapted to all this change very well. They amaze me in every way and I can't imagine going through life without the full Raftery Quad!

Thank you to all who have helped in our transitional process. We have been blessed by the friends and family who have so graciously lent a hand of comfort, hospitality, and love.

As the next weeks go into full speed, I pray that my family is filled with patience, purpose, wisdom, and faith. We can't wait to see what this new chapter has in store for us! 

My sisters minus Nicole (we'll paste you in girly!!!)


Donna said...

It has been so quiet, Sam, since the Ya Ya's and then you, Jared and the best grandchildren in the world left us-but the great memory's of this past week will be in my heart for a long time. I really enjoyed having your sister's here -and so did the ya ya's. Thank you Jared for the extra time Meaghan and I had with our Sammy Love you and hope the next week is smooth sailing

Beth said...

How fun Sam! Sounds like y'all are on an adventure! :) Can't wait to hear more about DC, the house, and all the happenings! Hoping the transition is a good one for y'all!