So, Ace will be graduating from The Little Light House next year, and I have no idea what to do with him. When he started there, our plan was to wait until he graduated then Drew would start trying to find a job in south Louisiana so we could move back there.
Now that the reality is upon us, I can't even fathom it.
My two best friends live in the New Orleans metro area. I love New Orleans with all my heart. I love Louisiana, it just feels like HOME to me more than anywhere else I've ever lived. I think Ace's needs would be better suited in Louisiana (wayyyyy more doctors in the New Orleans metro). My oldest friends live in Louisiana - people I've known so long that they feel like family.
But Mississippi... I have a LOT of friends here. A couple of weeks ago, I sent a message to all of my local friends on Facebook and came up with over 100 people. That's almost half my friends list! I keep making more and more friends and establishing more and more roots here.
Not to mention my parents live an hour and a half away. My sister and niece live an hour away. My brother lives an hour and a half away. In reality, where we would be living in Louisiana would only be about 2 hours away from my parents, but it's still farther away from them than I want to be. Plus, my mom works in the Jackson metro and keeps an apartment up here during the week, so she sees Ace about once a week. If we moved to Louisiana, she'd see him maybe once a month. Ace LOVES his Granny and PawPaw.
This is gonna be a BIG one to pray about. I can't imagine being away from some of y'all, moving, building a new house, starting my life over AGAIN, finding new friends AGAIN, losing touch with some of my friends here. I won't name names, but y'all read my blog and know who you are, and some of y'all represent the most genuine friendships I've ever had in my life. How can I leave you behind?
Oooh-wee. Big decisions.
1 month ago