Isn't it weird the sounds you grow accustom to in a house? I am used to hearing nothing outside, at all, in the mornings, except for our old Rooster crowing, but now I hear trucks with the annoying "beep beep" sound of them going in reverse. I am a light sleeper, (maybe it's all the years of listening to crying babies from another room), so this sound wakes me up with a sense of worry. My first thought is, "What is that sound, and what is it doing up here (up here, being on the mountain)?" However, very quickly, I realize I am in the city again, and that all is right with my world.
At nights in my old house, the wind would whip around the outside of the house so frenetically that you were sure it was going to tear the siding clean off. Or the sound of coyotes were so abundant that you would lay in your bed at night and play the little game of, "How far from the chicken coop they were". All of these sounds scared me when I first moved up to our country house, but after time, began to be my lullaby.
We had mice in our country home, from time to time, something I hated and watched out for diligently. So now I find that when I open up drawers, or rummage through a box, I'm looking for tell-tale signs of one. I will even see one race across the floor in my imaginary mind. (I know you are thinking maybe her posts will be written in crayon soon). However, I'm not crazy!
It's just amazing to me, the striking change between my two lifestyles here. I love it here in many ways, but I find that my body and mind are still adjusting to the sights, sounds, and lack of normalcy. I feel a little stressed by it, to be completely honest. I have always been a very buoyant person. I adjust quickly, and can find happiness in a LOT of situations, which I have here, but I just find that the older I get, the less bouncy I become between waves. Maybe it's an age thing?
I have this consistent feeling, as a mother, to make all things right and normal for my boys. That is one of my main purposes in life, to give my children balance and good leadership. So, today I will need to pray for help. I am finding that I need to loosen up my grip on the wheel to the Lord a little more here, for I'm a little lost, and still trying to find my way.
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