Friday, June 4, 2010

Kids and Moving

Two of our eight children still lived at home when we made the biggest transition our family had ever experienced – a move from the suburbs of Los Angeles to a small town in central Arizona. Lizzy would soon begin seventh grade, and Rachel would enter her senior year of high school

But the joy we shared looking at photos of the new house dissolved in tears when it came time for our kids to tell their friends. Anguish and agony followed. We arranged for visits to the old hometown and their friends' visits to our new home. Rachel would attend proms at both old and new schools. We compensated where we could, but the loss weighed heavily.  read more

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