Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Here We Go Again

Warning: I am cringing as I start to write this blog post.  I am tired of moving and I am sure you are tired of hearing about them.


Dear Texas,

It is bittersweet as I write this.  It's not you - it's definitely me. 

For the past three years, my family has enjoyed living here.  We have met wonderful people, made life long connections, grew as a family but we are looking for more. 

I, for one, am going back to school full time.  Cue anxiety.  I have not been to college in over a decade. I am really nervous about going but this is something I have wanted for years.  I have prayed and prayed and prayed that I would be able to have the chance to go back to school.  Now that it is here, my anxiety is trying to tell me that I can't do it but part of moving back to Louisiana is to have that support from my family and friends, to help me achieve my goals. 

Justin is starting his own business.  This is something that he has talked about for years but doubt made him question his abilities.  Recently, he reached out to a friend in Louisiana about his plans to start his own company and let's just say things took off. 

So you see, big things are happening for us. 

I will miss many things about you, Texas.  Your sunsets, blue bonnets, Whataburger.  The lake, the state pride, the Mexican food. 

I will miss my church family.  They have been there for us through so much.  I will miss my youth group.  These kids have taught me more about myself over the past two years then I think in my whole life.  

I will miss the Scout family we have and the opportunities that Scouting has given our family, the confidence it has given JJ. 

I will miss the wonderful teachers that have helped us when we had test after test after test to find a diagnoses for JJ. 

I will not miss you 45 and the early morning traffic. 

Texans will always be my football team and the Astros my baseball team. 

But this is not goodbye.  We will see you again. But a new and exciting season is coming for our family and it just so happens to be in Louisiana.

Until later,
Gould Family