For the past couple weeks we have been living life almost moment to moment it seems. Each day was specially scheduled to include as much as possible, from fixing up the house to spending time with friends and family,and last minute errands in between.
Isn't this true of the big life events? New babies being born, seconds count. The dying person, that last breath, a single moment. And while not on such an important scale as the welcoming in or passing along of life, our move has indeed been such an occasion. Every moment has been counted.
And now we're here. As soon as we are able to breathe and rest, we will be able to start living life day to day again. Soon, very soon.
But we're *here*! At last!
The trip was pretty brutal, I'm not gonna lie, and there were some extenuating circumstances such as a Virus with a high fever and vomiting (Lina, perfectly fine now of course), a bad case of Poison Ivy (on Hejjo's FACE, and other parts) and some hideous turbulence on the dang propeller plane form Berlin to Krakow that nearly had me passing out . But, to quote Ma Ingalls, "all's well that end well." And no more need be said about the last day and a half of travel. Ever. ;)
We were greeted by family and friends at the airport, brought home to a feast, of course, and an upstairs apartment ready for us to make into our own.
The weather is amazing. Cooler than Texas but warm enough for shorts and t-shirts. Breezy and cool in the evenings with a sprinkle of rain. All the windows are open to let the breeze (and bugs) in. The roads are worse than I remembered but the foothills are more beautiful. Everything is so green here. And now that I see it through the lens of "home" rather than "just visiting," these are only some of the things I am weighing as pros and cons, keeping things in perspective as well as allowing myself to get excited about the future.
I *am* excited. A little intimidated, but not scared. I've been speaking as much Polish as possible and not doing too poorly and little Felek is already starting to respond to people in Polish.
Now that we are here we will be doing many things to get school and work and the house ready for the Fall, which is when family leaves and we are officially alone and living, working, and schooling here. We need a routine and we need to slow down a little. This we can do. Starting now. Thank goodness.
Thank you, sincerely, for the many prayers, thoughts, and well wishes. They certainly held up more than one plane today, located not one, but two, airplane sick bags *just* in time, and gave me the grace and patience to keep from punting little Kacio across the plane when he didn't sleep but 2 hours the entire transatlantic flight. ;)