“Time is like a river.

You cannot touch the same water twice,

because the flow that has passed will never pass again.”


This sweet family just moved to a new house

new city

new schools

new friends.

I know the feeling all too well. It can be exciting, but it can also put a big fat pit in your stomach. We have been in St. Louis for a year now. It was a hard move for me. We left a very comfortable situation with amazing friends.

Even still, I wouldn’t trade our adventure for anything. I have dear memories in Utah, Ohio, Nebraska, and now Illinois (we live just across the Mississippi from Missouri).

So dear sweet family – from a self diagnosed homebody to you -time will heal, you will adapt, and I promise your new house will eventually feel like home.


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