OOOOk-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain,
And the wavin' wheat can sure smell sweet, When the wind comes right behind the rain
OOOOk-lahoma, Ev'ry night my honey lamb and I, Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk makin' lazy circles in the sky.
When we were kids, my sister and I used to watch Oklahoma ALL THE TIME. All the girls in their beautiful dresses, dancing and singing and twirling. Riding to social gatherin's in their surries. And of course, no romantic musical is complete without someone gettin' hitched at the end.
That movie has set the bar high for my expectations of Oklahoma. There had better be some dancin' and surrey ridin' when we get there (Also, I think I am going to start calling Kaiwi "honey lamb").
Its hard to believe we are going to BE there in 3 months. We are packing up and heading out to a totally new place I've never been to before (except for if you count driving through there).
Our first move- the one out here- was pretty crazy. We were given two weeks notice that we had to be out here. We basically dumped our stuff on Kaiwi's parents and left. Once we got here, we were sent to TX for 3 months. I never saw the movers pack up our stuff, or drop it off, so in many ways, this feels like our first official move.
I'm so excited to be moving on to a new part of our journey, and yet thinking about leaving here gets me a little sentimental. I've never thought of this house as our "home", since we are just renting, and we always knew we were only here for a limited time. I've never put a nail in the wall to hang a picture (just push pins), never painted a room, never bought curtains- I've always thought, "we are only here a while, why bother?".
But now that we are leaving I'm realizing that this is the first home we have built together since being married. It was hardly a month after our wedding that we were out here. I'm realizing that all the things that have become familiar to me here won't be in Oklahoma. We are starting over. Everything will be DIFFERENT. Maybe not bad, but different.
Its exciting, and its scary.
And in another 4 years, we will be going through this all again. Leaving Oklahoma, going somewhere new.
Its crazy, I tell you. Just crazy.
Yet... in some twisted way, I'm looking forward to it.
Welcome! My name is Marie, and I have been married for 5 years now. We have one beautiful son, Isaac, waiting for us in Heaven and another son, Hayden, here with us! I hope to share with you more about our journey- where we have been and where we are going.