Saturday, March 8, 2014

i love my town // just not change

my life is being turned completely upside down right now. i haven't been able to write in weeks. my emotions and thoughts are all tumbling around, and i can't seem to sort anything out, and write it down on paper in a logical, systematic way. i've tried to journal several times, to figure some stuff out, but all i can find are ghosts of the words and thoughts.

my family is moving in about two weeks, and i really, really don't want to. i love my hometown, i love the people here. i live in a tiny farming town, where everyone knows everyone else, and even if you don't know somebody, you just might stand in the grocery store and have a ten minute conversation, because everybody is friendly. people wave and smile all time, and it's pretty much impossible to run errands without running into several friends along the way. the lady at the movie rental store can tell you whether you parents will approve of that movie or not, because she's spent the time to figure out what our standards are. you can run to the neighbors to borrow a teaspoon of baking powder, because you are making muffins and forgot to check to see if we still had some. and when your car battery is dead there is always someone more than willing to come by and jump it, even if you barely know them.

we're moving to the portland/vancouver area... it's so much different from the small town life. going to the grocery store and back isn't a twenty minute experience. Friends don't live five minutes away. it's just a whole different life. we've lived in this house for thirteen years. i just don't want to change. i love here, this house, my friends, my mountain. 

i guess i'm whining a little, sorting out the thoughts that have been floating around in my mind for weeks. 


  1. Hannah lodges protest

    Sigh. . . . :'(

  2. Oh Becca Anna I am so sorry you're going through this. I'm praying for you and your family. :/


  3. I didn't realize you were moving so soon. :( Hang in there. I felt a little like that moving here to Olympia, even though it meant I got to be with my husband! Change is not my favorite thing either. But I've seen God do some really cool things with it in my life too, even though it doesn't seem like it at the outset. I hope you adjust well and stay in touch!! :)

  4. Moving is tough, but sometimes things are much better than we imagine they'll be. I have often been thankful we live in a time that we can stay connected with friends even after moving! Hope you'll be very happy in your new home.


  5. We are going to miss you! Hope we can keep in touch and visit in Clark County!!

  6. So sorry for you... I know how it feels, trust me.
    Tane ♥
    P.S. visit my blog?


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