The Lawsons are trading California wildflower for Texas blue bonnets! We’ll be moving to greener pastures and wide open spaces this summer and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
This is pretty exciting for our family, but it sure is scary too! I’m a 4th generation Orange County gal and we really do love it here. We have the best faith community, wonderful neighbors, and a beautiful home. And I don’t think anyone can argue about the perfect Southern California weather. (It’s why we all have to pay the big bucks for houses.) I feel like I have life “figured out” here… whatever that means.
But how can we grow and stretch ourselves if we aren’t willing to step out of our comfort zone?
Short answer: We can’t.
Somewhat longer answer: Stepping out of your comfort zone doesn’t have to mean moving a thousand miles away. It can mean inviting a neighbor over for dinner (do that now!) or going back to school, or choosing to foster a child. It can mean a lot of different things for as many people as there are on this earth. But it seems as if, for us, it means relocating our family 1,200 miles away from endless summers, sandy beaches, and the only place I’ve ever called home.
Wait!?!?! What the he// are we thinking?!?!?!?
It’s been an emotional roller coaster here to say the least. I’m also experiencing some unexpected grief. While I’m 4th generation California Girl on my dad’s side of the family, my mom – and her mother before her – were actually born in Texas. (Which is pretty cool!) But I can’t help but wonder what my mom would think of us moving across the country. (I think she would be tickled pink and want to move with us.) It hurts my heart to think she will never step foot in our new home and that I have to go through this major life event without her. It’s like leaving California is leaving all my memories of her behind. I wonder if all my children’s memories of her will slip away with each passing mile as well.
I wish I could call and ask her advice. But the reality is, I wish for that everyday
I’ll be sharing our California to Texas journey here. Because I love you so.
(And on instagram.)
A few friends have asked: YES, Brad is still working for the same company. It was a transfer as they are expanding in the Texas region of this fine country of ours. We are pretty crazy… but not that crazy!