You’re generally supposed to write about things you love, right? Fun things like food, music, travel and how great it is raising little humans. Well, I love lots of things (including all the above).
Moving is not one of them.
I dislike moving quite a bit, actually. (And “moving with kids” is sort of like “going to the beach with an infant”— the idea sounds exciting and fun, but once you get into it you quickly realize there are way more messy details than you could have imagined. And sand everywhere. So much sand.)
So why write about it? I have asked this of myself multiple times, and it’s taken a while to find the answer, but it’s basically this:
As much as I hate moving, over time it has brought me things I love even more.
I love the bonds our family has developed from going through these transitions together.
I love the ways we’ve learned to be more patient and gracious with one another during stressful times.
I love how working through the difficult process of relocating with my husband, over and over again, has ultimately strengthened our marriage.
And I love the experience I’ve gained from our moves— experience that I am now able to use to help others.
So I’m not going to pretend to be writing about moving because I love it. I’m not going to pretend there’s such a thing as a “fun” or “stress-free” move, because for me that would be a lie of epic proportions (especially when a family is involved).
But…there are a lot of good things that can come of it.
Here at Home by the Roots, we’re all about embracing those good things. And we’re learning how to deal more gracefully with the inevitable mess, stress, and confusion that uprooting a family is bound to bring.
Moving sucks. But it doesn’t have to suck all the joy out of your life. And helping you discover that for yourself is exactly why I’m here.
So welcome. I’m rooting for you 🙂