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Bloom | Goodbye Missouri

10549632_351195825005557_344005220_nWe’re setting off on our epic Texas adventure in two weeks. Two weeks from tonight, actually. We’ll be leaving Missouri behind – 35 years of being a Missourian, now blooming into a Texan.

I’m nervous and excited, happy and sad. So much on the horizon. So much unknown. Leaving a lifetime behind, looking at a lifetime ahead. The roots we put down, not uprooted. We start all over again, from scratch.

Our children will remember very little of Missouri. They will be Texans. It makes my heart heavy to think they won’t remember much of the place that birthed them. But it also makes my spirit sour as I think of the state that will grow them.

We are to leave behind so many family members who loves us dearly. This is the most painful part of the process. We will miss my family greatly. We will miss being 20 minutes down the road from the people who created me and the people who have loved us well.

#bloom #5minutefriday – LisaJoBaker

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  1. Hello there. I’m your FMF neighbor. Oh the challenges and joys of leaving and coming. I am sure that after spending so much time in one place, it has grown down deep in your heart. I know that perhaps TExas will find its only little nook hopefully, both in you and the boys hearts!

  2. Thanks for sharing! Yes, being uprooted and planted somewhere is not easy, but I hope you’ll find places to enjoy again and be a blessing for those around you! Happy Friday!

  3. I so understand this blog post. My husband and I and our 3 boys upped and moved from New Hampshire where we were both born and raised and moved to Georgia 9 years ago! what a huge MOVE that was and scary, but now I can’t imagine my life being anywhere else! I LOVE my life down here!

    I pray that you will find your place in Texas 🙂 good luck with the move … glad I stopped over from FMF

    Finding The Grace Within

  4. Oh Missouri! I lived there for 9 years (springfield to be exact). Did make lots of great friends. It was bittersweet to leave but now I’m an East Coast resident and love it. The good thing is that my world got richer for having lived there and now getting to live here. I’m sure your worlds will be richer for it but I know it’s still hard, specially, when you leave family behind. 🙂 Good luck on your move! (visiting from FMF)

  5. Oh I am so glad I got to read your post! I was skimming over the links because I didn’t have much time.
    The photo got me. I could have written this post. Except from the other direction. Texas to Missouri.
    My kids are grown now and most of us are back in Texas. My oldest married and settled in Missouri.
    I don’t know exactly where your movin’ it’s a biiiiig place. But I think you’ll love it eventually. We are in DFW.
    I would love to help you through your move come by my blog! I’ll be praying for your sweet family!
    God Bless!

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