Is this real life?

Do you ever stop and ask yourself, “Is this real life?” Lately I have caught myself asking this very question!

As you are reading this I am sipping a warm cup of genmai-cha getting ready to embark on what could be the longest day of my life–which is hard to imagine after the week I’ve had–or the last seven weeks for that matter. For the new faces around here (welcome!!), November 1st my family experienced a medical emergency that has relocated us to Seattle. I encourage you to catch up by reading my Speechless Sundays series as far back as November 1st.

Today, my Mom and I are finally en route. In several hours we will finally be reunited with my Dad after saying goodbye to him at the airport with a heavy heart on November 2nd. This emotional roller coaster we call reality has definitely taken its toll on us, and I can’t find the words to express how much it means to know we will be seeing each other soon, and that he will be picking us up at the Sea-Tac airport.

Since becoming an emotional wreck, a recluse, then completely consumed by researching and packing up a 2,500 square foot house + 20-foot storage into a 40-foot container it’s no wonder almost none of my closest friends even know what is going on in my life right now. I haven’t been able to talk about it, much less form the words on paper or on a computer screen. And most don’t even know this blog exists! Our new reality has become this tiresome, heavy, hard pill to swallow leaving me utterly exhausted and emotional. However, everyday I know the Lord is giving me (us) the strength I (we!) need to get through these trials and tribulations, which are no doubt making us stronger. And I am so thankful for the amazing friends the Lord has blessed me with in this life — it is a comforting feeling to know they care so much.

Here are a couple before and after photos…

20-foot storage Before & After

We demolished this storage with the help of a few friends and a few Toyota’s in a matter of hours all the while in torrential-monsoon type tropical rain. Craziness!

40-foot container packed floor-to-ceiling

This 40-foot container was dropped off, loaded, locked, and picked up in about 48-hours thanks to the help of some amazing friends. I’m really not looking forward to unloading it. That will also need to be completed in 48-hours or less.

Our cars were dropped off yesterday to be shipped, and we are crossing our fingers we get on our flight via standby today. With a dog. Should be fun! You can keep tabs on me by way of twitter by clicking here — or simply watching the live feed on the right sidebar a few spaces below:)


A huge Congratulations goes out to…

Wym is the author behind A Taller Order and she is awesome. If you don’t already subscribe to her blog–you should! She is actually trying to become part of Team Refuel and needs our help! You see, she has this very important 1/2 Marathon she needs to attend in one of the most beautiful cities during the most beautiful time of year… (hint: it’s where I’m moving!). Anyhoo, visit her blog, and also, vote for her daily here. Wym, thank you so much for following — I know you will LOVE your handful bra, and I hope your winning streak continues with Team Refuel!

Thank you all so much for participating in my latest giveaway — I really wish you all could have won because who wouldn’t want a Handful Bra under their Christmas Tree?! I am super impressed with this company and the quality of their product, so I encourage you all to visit their website and consider purchasing a handful to experience for yourself! I believe it is so worth the investment I plan on purchasing every color!

If you’re still a little sad you didn’t win, don’t fret. I’m determined to turn that frown upside down and will leave you with this:

My blatant hint for my next giveaway!

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday, and a fun-filled, safe weekend! And remember to find me on twitter if I disappear from here for a few days!

What are you most excited about for this weekend? 

12 thoughts on “Is this real life?

  1. OMG! Jenn! I'm such a handfull! Thank you!! AND thank you for the plug on Team Refuel. I know we will meet up in Seattle this summer. Team Refuel is awesome and I'm so happy to be in the running to…run for Team Refuel.
    Safe Travels, break out the flannel!!

  2. i totally know what you mean by the “is this real life” question…sometimes that definitely hits me and i wonder how things got to be the way they are. sometimes it takes a bit longer than i would like but eventually i am able to find hope for the future and peace in the present moment again. Thinking of you and wishing you safe travels.

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