Sunday, August 8, 2010

How is Michigan?

This question is the million dollar question these days.

And truthfully, it's a different answer every time.

I guess it'd be easier to answer if I didn't miss the South so much.

I'll be straight and say that I'm dealing with plain old fashioned homesickness. There is just no beating around the bush about it. At our wedding, during my dad's speech he spoke about how I wasn't afraid to try out anything. He said that when I was born, my late pappaw thought I was going to be fragile. He then went on to speak about how he was proud and envious of my so-called bravery, but underneath could still see the tenderness that my pappaw declared that was in me at my birth.

And the truth is, I'm still not afraid to try lots of things.

But is it okay to say that this move is the biggest, scariest, craziest thing I've done in my life thus far?

I have cried more in the past week than I've let myself cry in a long time.

I miss the South.
I miss our families.
I miss Sonic.
I miss Wal-Mart.
I miss the hospitality.

Some of these things sound silly I am sure but I miss them all the same.

One thing that my dad didn't mention is my lack of love for change. I tease him all the time about it, but the older I get the more I feel like my dad.

Change is hard. This change especially. I am trying my hardest to see the good but I think it's been made harder because I don't have my school schedule yet and Brandon is still waiting to find a job. So we're just sitting and waiting.

I'm sorry to be such a Debbie Downer, but felt like I need to be honest y'all and with myself too for that matter.

I am so happy that God placed Brandon in my life. He knew that I was going to be an attorney and he knew that I was going to go far away to do it. He knew that I'd need someone to love and support me the way Brandon does.

So for God being in control even in the middle of all this stress about finding a job and being homesick, I will praise Him.

I will praise Him in the good and I will praise Him in the bad.

Today just happens to be me praising in the bad.

All of these things will pass away. As one of my good friends tells me on a regular basis, it will all work out. And it will. I'm just ready for that to happen.

I know it will happen because a lot of things had to fall into place for us to get this far, so I am more than sure that He will take care of the rest.

Happy Sunday.


Kara said...

I moved further away from my family than I had ever been for law school...not as far away as Michigan though. I was sad and homesick too. I even cut my finger and had to go to the ER by myself :(

But I'm happy to report that once orientation came and school started, it all changed! I'm sure it will look a little different for you once you get busy and in the swing of things. Hang in there!

brown eyed girl said...

It's okay, it's a big move and a major transition. I felt the same way when I moved to upstate NY and again when I moved to DC. It's big, scary, unlike home, and the people are (seemingly) assholes. And then you get busy, find things you enjoy, and make it work. But I am glad you and Brandon have one another - one quote hubs and I used when we first moved to DC was "I'll lean on you, you'll lean on me, and together we'll be okay." And we are okay. And you'll be okay.

Big, huge, ginormous hugs being sent your way! XOXOXO

Brittany Ann said...

I had the same feelings when we got to Charleston almost 2 months ago. It was weird. I'd been counting down the days, then I got here, and promptly freaked. It gets easier, Southern city or no. When you start classes, you'll forget you ever even felt like this, I bet. You'll totally be in "Go" mode.

Lil' Woman said...

I've been in PA almost 4 months since my move from FL and I have those feelings often myself.

I'm in the in between where I'm working and don't have any structure so it's hard to adjust when I have no direction. But I'm still looking at the light at the end of the tunnel.

Brittany said...

I'm so sorry you're homesick :( Praying that everything finds its place soon. No Sonic or Walmart?! We have both in Ohio. I bet they are there somewhere!

Gina said...

I don't think missing any of those things are silly. But I agree with the above commenters...that once school starts, it will be so much better. You'll know that you are exactly where you are supposed to be.

Heather said...

Praying for you that God will continue to meet you there in the homesickness. And I am so so sad that they don't have Sonic there. That is so not cool. But other than that, I bet you are going to love it. And seriously. It is 113 degrees here today. So take comfort in knowing you don't have to miss that!! :)

Susannah said...

Awww sweetie, I am sorry. I can't imagine moving away from the South-I bet soon you will be doing a post telling us cool things about your new home. I hope it gets better, and I will email you some Sonic goodies! :D
PS-I sent that thing we were discussing from you, me and b.e.g. to you know who today-:D

Kelsey Claire said...

It is normal to miss things. I would be worried if you weren't. You will find things that you love about Michigan. Then when you move back south you will be sad to be gone! It will be better once school starts.

leslie a. knight said...

but now you have meijer - which is so much better than wal-mart. promise.

i know it's different in michigan than in oklahoma. but, really, the people in michigan are extremely nice and kind hearted and everything the people in the south are. i should know; my entire family is from michigan.

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