Tuesday, June 29, 2010
New City, New State, New Life
Well, we have been living in our new home for about six weeks. Mooresville is absolutely wonderful! We couldn't be happier with the area we chose to live in. We live right by beautiful Lake Norman, we are close to friends, and Brian's school. Our church is a little bit of a drive, but totally worth it. We love the feeling of living in a smaller city, but being so close to Charlotte. There are farmer's markets here every weekend, quaint little towns, drive in movie theatres and good home cooking at all the restaurants. Not only that, but everyone around here is just so nice! Chimi and I have enjoyed seeing new parts of the area as often as we can. Often our date nights include driving around a new part of town and just seeing what is out there. Driving anywhere in Mooresville means you get to drive over Lake Norman, driving over it daily makes us both think we are on vacation because it is so huge and has over 500 miles of shoreline
Don't get me wrong, I miss my family like crazy. My mom came to visit last weekend and we had a blast. It is wonderful to have a mom who fully supports you. We took her all around town, to the lake, outdoor shopping malls, to our new church and lots of cozy little restaurants. We are anxiously awaiting more visitors to come. In fact, a friend from Church is coming this week, Kristin. Her brother lives here and we've been on a few mission trips together. It will be great to have a sense of home for a little bit.
Moving away from all your family and friends really opens your eyes to so many things. It helps you to build a stronger marriage because you rely on each other so much more. Moving away makes you realize what you took for granted before, like clean grocery stores, being close to church and parents. It shows you who your true friends are because those are the friends who call, email and send notes to see how you are doing and make sure you are adjusting well. You learn more about yourself, what you want to change in your life and what you want to stay the same. And, you aren't as afraid to make more changes and to be the change you want to be in life.
Moving is scary, exhilarating, joyous, sad, exciting, challenging and a giant leap of faith. So far, it has been the best decision we have made as a married couple!
Here's a quick look in our apartment, the living room and our bedroom.