24 August 2012
Day 7 / 102 - Moving Day!
We headed out of Cleveland, Ohio on July 27th and relocated to Beckley, West Virginia.
I believe teaching children early on that change and transition can be positive and desirable will only benefit them in the future. Also, I believe in helping them to learn that opportunities await them wherever they are, especially if they are willing to take a step of faith and go where no one else is willing to go. Of course, moving is a great amount of work. It's not easy. And, leaving friends and family make it that much more difficult. But, we're excited for our family to grow closer and learn more about one another by embracing the change together.
We involved our children in the planning as much as possible to help them feel like participants in the process rather than forcing the change/move upon them. And now that we're here, they're excited for the adventure, history, and learning experiences that West Virgina has to offer.
I took a picture of my children in front of our house before we left town. They were antsy and ready to leave, so the photo isn't of the highest quality because they were having trouble remaining still. However, I loved comparing it to the photo of them on the front porch of our Vancouver, Washington house the day we left for Cleveland, June 27, 2008.