Monday, February 16, 2009

Big News!

So, I've been thinking about whether or not to write this post for a few days now and I decided that you will eventually find out so I might as well share.

As many of you know I've been unhappy here in Oklahoma for awhile now, I hate everyday and if you let me I would stay in bed all day. My husband has been concerned about me and the kids since we moved here but we did what we could to make it bearable here.

When we started discussing school next year for the kids, the cost of sending two kids to private school would leave little else to do with our money. There is nothing to do here but sometimes spending money on crap is the only thing that keeps us sane.

We decided that rather than be broke and unhappy the kids and I should move back to Houston with my parents and maybe I could even get a job finally. So, come summer I'm packing our bags and moving to Houston. Nicholas is going to get to go to school with his cousin, Sophia is going to get to spend more time with her grandma and I get to interact with adults other than my husband and I get to have friends again.

The obvious drawback to this situation is that Luis has to stay here because of his job but we've gone through deployments before and been just fine and at least this time I don't have to worry about him getting blown up. We'll come back up to visit when the kids have off school and he'll come down when he has some time off work but the most important thing is that I will want to start living again instead of staying in bed all day.

A lot of people won't understand this, a lot of people will criticize me for it but it's my life and I have to do what is best for my family. I can't be a good mother when I don't even want to be around and in Houston I will have lots of help from my family so I can get better and start to be me again.

Yeah Trish, we might actually be able to hang out somewhat regularly...and I'll be in town for your wedding!

7 comments:

J said...

I think you will be happier, but I still want you to live by me.

Allie said...

Well, yeah, I want to live by you too...and I will, soon.

Gin said...

Dude, forget what anyone else has to say about it: you need to do what's best for your family and your sanity. If you and your hubs have worked it out, it's no one else's business.

Okay, bitchiness aside, I'm happy for you! I know it won't always be easy to be away from Luis, but a happy Allie and happy munchkins are better for everyone.

Allie said...

True dat, Gin!

I am Trish Marie said...

OH MY GOD! YOU SHOULD SEE THE HAPPY DANCE I JUST DID!!!! I am so excited you are coming here!!! Well, you know except for the obvious parts that suck about having to be apart from Luis, but for my own selfish reasons...
I didn't even finish reading the post before I started commenting, I got so excited to read that you would be here! Okay, back to reading.....

If he is going to school with his cousin, does that mean you will live by your bro? See how I am trying to get you to move to my side of town....

And, J, obviously this means you should move here too. Look, I have the perfect plan, there are TWO houses for sale on my street. Allie, you take the one across the street. J, you take the one next door.

That Chick Over There said...

You have to do what is right for you and I am a huge fan of not being so depressed you can't get out of bed. I've been there and it's really not pretty.

Best of luck to you! I've always wanted to live in Texas. :)

Jennifer said...

good for you. and good for your family... you have to think of yourself and your family first and forget everyone else...
besides anyone that would critize this decission and put their two cents in where it isn't needed has obviously never been depressed and had to make a hard decission.

you and Luis have a great realtionship and I'm sure that things will work out great for you guys to do this...

i wish I could move away somewhere... just not sure where I would go... all my family and friends are here...but i still want to move... ugh.

anyway...good luck.

xoxoxo