I never thought I’d leave Sacramento. It’s where we planted our seed, it’s where we became we. Our son was born there, my mom was there. It’s where my sister and brother were, it’s where my nephew and niece were. But we left. We made a decision one day, packed our bags and off we went. We left our life behind, our seed, our families, but we kept our we.
We found a happy place, a place that was our’s. A place that we could see ourselves living forever and ever. A place that I pictured my kids growing up. A place where we could always be we…. our happy place.
An opportunity has come up that Gino and I are having a hard time passing up. An opportunity that would steal us away from our happy place, and I grow more and more excited with every passing day!
We are currently on vacation in Colorado. We drove and have soaked up in the beauty that we have seen right before our eyes. With every turn on the freeway we gasp in awe. Of course Oregon is gorgeous, there’s nothing more peaceful to me than the Oregon Coast, but is that enough to keep me there?
At the end of the day it’s just Gino, the kids and me. Can’t we be happy anywhere? I want my kids to grow up with cousins, here in Colorado they’d have that. I want to be able to own my home, and here in Colorado we’d have that. I don’t want to decide where we’ll spend the rest our lives before we’re 30, and moving to Colorado gives us another option.
I think we’re going to be moving to Colorado and I am scared, giddy, excited, feel like I’m going to Disneyland and emotional all at the same time. I mean, come on ~ I’m moving out of the Pacific Time zone…. that’s huge!
There’s a family that lives here that I love to death. My aunt Rayna and I are extremely close. I lived with her for a while as a child. She has 2 teenage daughters that are just special, precious girls, she has a son that’s 2 years older than Jayden and a son that’s 6 weeks older than Ella. She has a husband who shares some of the same interests as Gino does. We have a 4 bedroom, brick, old fashioned home waiting for us. Why wouldn’t we do this? What is keeping us in Oregon?
Tomorrow we will venture to Pueblo where our future home awaits us. We will walk in and vision our future and imagine the possibilities in front of us. We will picture what colors we want the walls, where our furniture will fit, and I will walk into my office/craft room with a smile in my heart…. it will be my dream come true.
I think a huge change is coming to the Garibays and I believe with all of my heart that this change will be good. Please keep us in your prayers as we pray ourselves to ensure that this is what will be best for our family. With how I feel already, I think it’s it. I think this is where we belong.
I will take pictures of our home tomorrow ~ from my understanding it’s an adorable, vintage home, but needs some work…. all the better ~ we will can put our own sweat and love into it and make it ours ~ because we will be bringing our “we” into it.