Sunday, August 8, 2010


So, I suppose we've been busy recently. I mean, sort of.

It's been almost a month of this in-between period. Packing, cleaning, moving, saying goodbye, cleaning, unpacking... Transition. We're finally here and though we're surrounded by boxes, it still doesn't feel real. We moved. When I wake up in the morning, I'm no longer in Georgia- I wake up in Missouri. Weird.

I guess it's time to inundate you with pictures of Hannah Mae. Because she's just too precious and because I don't feel like blogging what's really going on in my head and heart. Maybe soon though.

I did get a picture of Hannah at Chris' little sister's wedding after all. She was a junior bridesmaid and oh-so-sweet.

Hannah got to see a lake for the first time.

And a fish.

And then my brother scared her with crazy looking faces. Except she wasn't scared, she actually thought he was pretty entertaining.

A few days after Matthew was discharged from the NICU and the day before we left for St. Louis, we got to visit Tonya and her family. He is too cute for words. 

From Tonya's house, we went to our going away party and Hannah got to play with her boyfriend, Elijah. 

The morning we hit the road, we made a stop by Owen's grave and let Hannah 'meet' her big brother. 

It was extremely emotional. I really don't know what to say about it right now.

And then... 11 hours later we were in St. Louis. Finally. 

This is what Hannah has been doing while we've been unpacking, or trying to unpack, that is. We've all had a hard time adjusting and Hannah's letting all her frustration out with fussiness. Me, well, I've been super cranky. That's how I deal with change. 

I thought Hannah would make a really cute shelf decoration and she thought I was pretty silly. 
And yes, I did cut my hair. I can't believe I actually did it, but it was time and though I regret it some days- I think it was the right decision. 

That's all for now, I guess. Hope everybody's doing well out there. 
Man, I love the internet.


Ashley said...

Oh Ebe, I can only imagine the emotions of visiting Owen for the first time with Hannah and then having to leave his spot and move to another state. We think of you guys all the time! Im so sorry we did not get to spend more time together before you guys moved! For sure let us know when you are in town visiting!!!


Kelly said...

I knew the move would be difficult for so many reasons, but I didn't think about leaving Owen. I'm so sorry. The picture of you, Hannah and Owen brought me to tears.

I hope that all is going as well as it can be during this time of intense transition. Hannah is absolutely beautiful and you beam with pride in your pictures with her.

((HUGS)) It seems like you have a bunch of thoughts running through your head that you aren't yet ready to share. We're here for you when you are.

Sara said...

Wow, I can not tell you how happy it made me to see those pictures of you and Tonya with your babies... Praise God for His faithfulness in bringing those 2 precious ones safely here... the pictures were just so special:)

I hadn't really thought of you leaving Owen either... Oh Ebe... He will carry you through that part of it too... you are so strong friend. I will be praying for you with all the mixed emotions of moving to a new place... I remember it all too well. And I continue to pray for the Lord to knock your socks off with blessings in your new home:)

Anna said...

Glad you arrived safely.

Change makes me pretty crabby too.

Hugs & Prayers to you and Chris and Hannah.

dorothe said...

Glad to know you have survived the packing and have arrived safely. I know how hard it is to leave your family, all of your family, to move somewhere far away. But I am sending courage, and love your way. I am sorry I didn't get to say goodbye in person. Till next time. Love you all, Dorothe

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the update. Phew. Sounds like lots of emotions going on here. I can't imagine what it was like to take Hannah to see Owen's grave. Just speechless. I'm sure He will carry you through those dark thoughts and places, like He has done many times before.

On another note, I must've missed the memo that you were moving to St. Louis! I mean, I knew you were moving, but I guess I just forgot to where. That's only about 6 hours from me. I would be honored to meet you in the flesh someday, and your man and sweet daughter too. Of course, Owen (and Sunshine and Chipmunk) wouldn't be far from my thoughts either.

Sending Love!!

heather ryan morse said...

sad that we were out of town for your going away party, but glad i will get to keep up via internet, friend. know you are in my prayers. ps. what a priceless picture of you and hannah at owen's grave. wow. powerful.

Keisha Valentina said...

Ebe, I am so thankful that you have made it safe and sound! You must be so overwhelmed with so many things, you and I are the same girl... you said it so well! Cranky under the circumstances! :)

I LOVED hearing your voice on the video and hearing precious Hannah Mae crying (but I know she wasn't so happy about that...)

I will continue to pray for you girl, I love the updates and I love the pictures.

Owen is remembered today and always.

Love to you all.