Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A change in vocabulary

In less than a week I'll be trading in my "yalls" for "you guys".

It's like when you're about to have your baby...the nine months that once felt like an eternity has suddenly crept up on you and you feel ridiculously unprepared.

Kevin got his job in Montana back in January so the fact that we're moving up there, eight months later, should be old news to me by now...but instead I feel rushed. I have all these Texan things I need to do in the next few days.

I need to eat more mexican food. I need to say "fixin to" as much as humanly possible. I need to go to Jack In The Box, and Sonic...and Whataburger. I need Blue Bell ice cream. I need to go to HEB. I need to break a sweat putting my kids in the car...in the "fall". I need to stock up on bottled water during hurricane season.

What happens when I get sick and I need my Mommy? I may be 27 (ok, well practically 28) but when I get sick I still want my Mommy. She'll be 2000 miles away!!!!!!! United better come down on airfare the first time I get sick, that's all I have to say about that.

But you know what? I'm going to get to see FALL yall. (that's the season when I hear leaves change and the weather is all crisp and beautiful...I've never seen one for myself but that's the rumor). I get to dress my kids up in warm Halloween costumes. WE GET TO BUILD A SNOW MAN. I get to wake up next to my man every morning. We get to go to church as a family.

My Mom's been telling me that life is all about change, and it is! People move. They make new friends. They get used to new climates (yall it was 48 degrees this morning in Missoula...I'm just going to leave it at that). They travel to see their parents. Not everyone is lucky enough to live 3 minutes from their Mommy. So I'll just adjust. I'll miss my friends and family like CRAZY and I'll miss so much about Texas too, but I'll take this new chapter of my life in stride...and I'll wear Don't Mess With Texas t-shirts every chance I can. A girl's gotta represent.


Amanda said...

Pregnant Girl's feeling like she might cry. I will miss you!

Heather said...

Oh, Erin. I am so happy for you. I didn't know you were going to move, and I have really been praying for you and your man! This is such a blessing- I know it must be SOO HARD to live apart!
I will be praying for your move....eat some extra mexican food for me while you're stocking up! :)

Sabrina said...

Oh Erin! I am going to miss you. I know I haven't actually seen you in forever, but I have been close enough to whenever I wanted, so the possibility has been there. I like that idea better than the huge chance it may be YEARS before we see each other in person again. NNNOOOOO!