A week ago today, my little blog here turned four years old! That is right, I've been blogging for four years now. Wow! That's a lot of posts. We've been through a lot together. You helped me plan my wedding. You gave me encouragement the night before I moved to NYC. You patiently listened as I learned my way around the city. You helped me pick the best baby gear and maternity wear. You showered me with sweet comments and love when Baby J was born. You helped me through learning about babies and toddlers. You encouraged my obsession with all things preppy and monogrammed. You were there to pray for me when I was down. You were the first to offer your congrats at any good news. You've helped me pick birthday presents, baby gifts and hostess gifts for all occasions. You've offered your opinions and your friendship. I've had to the chance to meet so many of you and some of you will be my friend for life. I want you to know that each of you (if we have met of not) has helped me along my journey this past four years. You are a special part of my life. Well friends, I am about to embark on my next journey!
When A told me we were moving to NYC he said it would be for a year or two, and here we are almost four years later living in our third apt with our two year old son. Ha! NYC was never meant to be our forever home. We are born and bred Southerners and always hoped to get back "home" someday. NYC has managed to steal our hearts and it will forever be a part of us. But, it is time. We are officially packing up heading home to the South this summer.
Almost sixteen years ago, I bawled as the Atlanta skyline disappeared in the distance. I was 14 and my parents decided to move us to Alabama. I had never moved in my entire life and it was one of the hardest things I ever did. It was also one of the best things that ever happened to met. It was with that wisdom that I knew when I left Alabama four years ago for "the big city" it would forever shape who I am. In the funny little circle of life, I now find myself heading back to my original home of Atlanta, Ga. I leave NYC with a heavy heart, but I'm so confident about the direction my family is heading. I can't wait to share all the details that I've had to keep private for so long! We are SO excited!