March 22, 2011

We will miss you!

It's always hard moving away from what you know. This is my home, this is where family is, this is where my best friends are, the best friends anyone could EVER ask for. This is where my home church is, the people that love and support me. So yes, this is hard.

My church family, that is just what you are, my family. I cannot thank you enough for all the support you have given to me and my family. Y'all amaze me with the love that you have poured out on us, there were times I was in awe of how much love I received from y'all. All of you love Weston, and he loves y'all, he misses Harvestime, just as I know you miss him. Thank you so much for supporting him, it means alot to him, and to me. And since he has been gone, thank you SO much for supporting me and the girls. Thank you for supporting us even though we are moving states away. I can't tell you how much it means to us. Ama and Abi love y'all, I love y'all, Weston loves y'all... Thank you for loving us! Thank you for supporting us!

My amazing and beautiful friends!!! I seriously have the best group of girl friends. They are always there for me when I need them, and have truly been such a blessing to me. I thank God for you girls all the time, and I hope we continue to keep in touch through the years! I have learned alot from each one of you girls, you all have different gifts and different strengths and weaknesses, and we were put into each other's lives for a reason. In our friendships each of you have been such an important part of my life, I have learned, I have grown in my relationship with God.. and I will treasure you girls for FOREVER! I love y'all so much and you will always remain a close friend to me no matter where we are... so yes that still means you will probably still get my phone calls all the time ; ) Thank you beautiful ladies for loving me and always being there for me through the ups and the downs of life. I hope each one of you knows how special you are to me and that I love you so very much!

Family : ) All of my family here, there and everywhere!!! : ) All sides of family, yes including Weston's side! I love y'all so much! I have truly been blessed with some good family, doesn't matter if your step family, blood family, or married into family, to me you all are family. You all have supported us, support us, and will be supporting us. That's what family is for, I thank God that He gave me such an amazing family. Some family I see all the time, some family maybe once or a few times a year, some maybe once every couple of years... it doesn't matter how often I see any of you, to know that you are there and you love us and support us means the world to me. And I just want you to know that we love you, thank you for loving us...And Thank you for being so awesome!

Mark and Tonya, this is hard isn't it? Almost a year ago Weston left for Basic Training for the Army!!! Since he left so much has happened in y'alls life and our lives, it's been crazy! I know it's going to be so different without the girls here. They love y'all so much and think the world of you two, and so do I : )  Y'all have helped me out alot with Weston being gone and I just want you both to know that I appreciate the two of you so very much. Not only with watching the girls and taking Ama to school, but with shoes and clothes, and whatever else the girls need y'all always help me out. I am really blessed to have such amazing in laws. Thank you for supporting Weston and I from the very beginning, we know that y'all would do anything for us, and you have helped us out so many times in so many ways, and I am so grateful for that. I know that even though this is hard with us moving so far away, that you still continue to support us, and will be there for us no matter what, thank you for that! I'm sure we will be using Skype like crazy! And making the many trips up here for lots of visits!

Dad and Mom, I could repeat most of what I just typed above, the girls love y'all... y'all have sacrificed alot of y'alls time to help me out. Dad with you trying your best to sleep through squealing and running kids, and mom even when you have plans or are busy you push things to the side to help me. It truly means alot to me. And seriously I don't know what I was thinking moving before yard sale season, because the majority of their clothes comes from you! I have never really had to buy much for the girls between you and Tonya the girls get plenty. (Just so y'all know, you can store them and when I come home I will be more than happy to bring them home with me : )) That was a half way joke. But in all seriousness. There is absolutely no way I would have been able to get through this past year without you mom. You have helped me out in so many ways, so many times. I would have had to quit my job a long time ago had it not been for you. Sometimes I think we can take our mothers for granted. And I just want to tell you thank you! You and dad have always been here to help me anytime I needed. I hated when y'all moved to Arkansas for that short time and so I know this is going to be SO weird living so far away from y'all. But I also know that y'all love me and that y'all support me, and this isn't goodbye. Obviously out of everyone, moving so far away from you two will by far be the hardest. Y'all have always been there for me and I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate y'all. Thank y'all for everything that you do for us. Y'all also have helped Weston and I out SO much from the very beginning, Mom you are right, you have poured your heart, your life into me for the past 26 years. And I can't tell you how thankful I am for that, because in my opinion : ) I turned out all right! I think I have a good head on my shoulders, I love God with all my heart, and I strive to be the best mom and wife I can be. And I have you and Dad to thank for that. Thank you for pouring yourself into me and my family, and please don't ever stop. I know when my kids are older they will have learned alot from you just as I have. I love y'all so much!

I just wanted to say, that even though I am excited about this new journey we are going on, it in no way means I am excited to leave any of you! This is probably one of the hardest decisions I have ever made, and it amazes me how much support I have gotten. It's been a hard year. I was definitely ready to follow my husband to his base where he would be stationed in October. Never did I see South Korea coming. God has done some things in my life and I have learned alot of lessons. I miss my husband, and I'm very anxious for this tour in S. Korea to be over. I'm ready to move to a base with him, and I'm ready to start being a family again. But I just wanted to let all of you know how much I love you, and how much your support for us means for our family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Please keep praying for our family. As the remainder of this week is going to be full of so many different emotions, I just wanted to get some thank yous out there. I can be the worst at opening up to people and letting them know how I feel, but I love you <3  Have a beautiful and blessed rest of the week!