Friday, August 27, 2010

Missing in Action

I have to apologize for my severe neglect of this blog lately. But as you can imagine, my hands were full with projects which we shall file under “Miscellaneous”. Besides, I am quite sure you would not be the least bit entertained by the events that occurred in recent weeks. I’ll give you the abridged version:

Pack a box, wait in line to get paperwork signed, cry, goodbye party, pack a box, wait in line to get paperwork signed, cry, goodbye dinner, pack a box…

There were some funny moments, some sad ones and some brilliant realizations tucked in between.

My emotions have been all over the place these past two weeks. I promised my husband between the anxiety attacks, spells of utter elation and crying jags that I’d find his sane wife and return her promptly. To date she has not yet been located. If you see her, please notify the authorities immediately.

If I get nothing more out of this move, I have learned so much about myself in the process. I have learned that I can. I can run into a brick wall, wipe away my tears, brush myself off and keep on going. I can fit all 20 pairs of shoes into my suitcase. I can live without sleep. I can be uncompromising. I can laugh at my mistakes. I can feel scared. I can be uncertain and completely sure all at the same time. I can get things done when no one else can.

I have also learned DH is the most patient man in the world.

With only 5 days left, the stress level has been strangely reduced to a trickle and replaced by waves of anticipation for the impending adventure. But check back with me while I am sprinting through LaGuardia to JFK with 6 extra-large and overpacked suitcases, a pissed off puppy and a frazzled husband…

Bring on the life boats.


  1. I am so excited for you and can't wait to read your posts from your new home! I continue to pray for you!

  2. I can't wait for updates once you move too. I'll be thinking about yall, and that pissed off puppy! :)

  3. Wow, I am so excited for you! Prayers are with as I know your emotions must be all over the place! Cannot wait to read your first post from your new home in Israel! :) Shalom!