Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Bloom where your Planted

Well, it is done!!  We are now officially living in Canada.  We have the keys to our house and there is food in the fridge (not tons, but it is there).  The weather is nice right now, and that is a really good thing.  

I have never had such a hard time saying goodbye before.  I have made the best friends in Florida, they have become our family.  I will forever miss "The city of trees".  Being surrounded by the foliage was so wonderful!  I was lucky to be able to have some good "last" moments. Saying goodbye to everyone at church was really hard, saying goodbye to the rest of my really close knit friends the morning I left was even harder.  When I said goodbye to Irene and Lacy at the airport (they drove me) I felt a part of me died.  The fact that I had actually left my home was my new reality.  I was crying so hard, but the people around me in the airport were so good to me and very helpful.  I had people offer to hold Evan while I got bags off of the security line, I had an agent bring me a wad of paper towel for me to wipe my nose and cry into.  I had people offer to lift my bags into the overhead compartment etc.  I cried almost the whole flight to Calgary.  I finally got through customs and my sweet husband had 2 dozen roses for me.  He welcomed me to Calgary, and I started to cry again.  Needless to say I woke up with puffy eyes the next morning.

We spent the day starting to look for and get the essentials for our house so that we can move in.  This is going to be a big job, seeing as we have nothing!  

I heard a quote about three weeks ago that I am going to display somewhere in my home.  It is the title of this post "Bloom where you are Planted".  I keep telling myself this, and I am trying to focus on the positive.  One positive that I have found about Calgary.  There is a large palm tree at Home Depot that I am going to put in my living room.  It's a start for me.   


Melanie said...

I want to say something terribly profound but it's just not coming to me. I know a little of how you feel. Hang in there it will all work out. And the best part is your friends are still your friends even if they are far away.

Fred ... said...

How tough, I too am looking for something profound to say but I'm coming up blank. I love your quote, "Bloom Where You're Planted."

Lisa L said...

Like Dad and Melanie I cannot think of anything profound to say. It's tough and I cried reading your blog. I'm glad you found a palm tree to put in your house :D Love you!

Lowdogg said...

No. I am afraid I can no longer be your friend.


Lacy said...

I think of that quote often, too. You might think that it is not hard to "bloom" in Gainesville, but I guess it is all relative to where you want to be. Anyway, I applaud your attempt at a good attitude and I have not doubt that you will do it. I can't wait to see your home in the north country some day!

P.S. Watching you wait in the security line, turn to wave and sob and wave and sob was really heart wrenching for Irene and I, too! You definitely were never afraid to feel things and I think that is a good thing in the long run. Love you.

Lowdogg said...

Hey guys,
Make sure to send me the photos from the trip!

Da Costa said...

Such a great quote Kira. And as hard as it is sometimes, it's always nice to be reminded that the Lord knows what he's doing when he positions us in particular places. The best thing to do is "bloom" where we're asked to be. :0) You're going to be great out there Kira and I'm sure that sooner than you think, you'll realize just how happy you are and how perfect of a place Canada is for you and your family.
I miss you tons! Give Justino and Evan a hug for me. Luv ya.