Sunday, November 26, 2017

Woo Pig Sooieeee Ya Later!

I've just realized I have only blogged when we've had big news...and well, here I am blogging, so read on mah friend.

Matt, Tal and I have been in Central Arkansas for a smidge over a year now.
While it has been an adjustment for all of us, we have officially settled in, unpacked, gotten to know some people. Matthew has loved his new position with Walgreens, and Tal has thrived in all things 5 year old! Things have settled...and God laughed.

{Cue Big News}
About a month ago, Matty was approached about a new job. (Uh, what?)
Once again I find myself in awe of the man he has become, the mind he takes to work with him everyday, and his ability to excel in whatever is set forth in front of him.
Matt has been asked to be a Director of Pharmacy for Rx Savings Solutions. A job where he can brainstorm, create, and implement ideas, from scratch, that will help this company change the pharmaceutical industry. He is SO SO SO excited about what this means for his career; but most of all, he has made sure that this will be such a great thing for the future of his family.

The new job means we have to relocate...AGAIN. (seriously. I just unpacked, bro!)
The new job means we move....BACK TO KANSAS CITY!!!!

Apart from the minor (super minor. super minor) heart palpitations I've been having about boxing our lives back up again, we are excited to come back to a city we love, back to family we love, back to friends we missed dearly!

With the news of this pending move, I've had a lot of time to reflect on our short time here in the Little Rock area. Being finally settled for me, meant I had made friends. I had released the guard that is up when you know NO ONE. I have some women close to my heart that have made such an impact in such a short amount of time. I will always look back on this Arkansas time and remember how welcome and loved we have felt here.

I am so grateful...for the woman who saw a sad/self conscious mom, alone at the Christmas Program, and became my first friend.

I am so grateful...for the woman who grabbed my hand and dragged me to dance sign ups; and became my sweet as sugah, tell anything to friend who didn't judge my dirty mouth, who always laughs at my jokes!

I am so grateful...for the neighbor who {coincidentally} had also been through child loss, and became my cry anytime friend, my wine friend, and "I get it" deep friend. God put our houses next to each other for a reason, momma!

I am grateful...for the neighbor who got the wrong mail, who dragged my self conscious/bad mouthed self to Bible study, who listens and hears my heart so well it's scary.

I am grateful...for all the women who have allowed me to tell our Piper's story, who have loved and supported our cause. I am so appreciative of the welcome and generosity you all have shown.

Most of you consider me a goob. An outgoing, crazy gal who has no filter.
While I am ALL of those things, my experiences with Piper have created a very tough, guarded, sentimental, though careful with my emotions woman. I was pretty nervous about moving to a new state, with new people, and new wounds to re-open as I spoke of our family and our loss. For the people who have entered into our lives here - I am so grateful for all of you, and you will always hold a special place in our hearts. Our story.

We will be listing our house - THIS WEEK! Matt starts his job in KC - THIS WEEK!
Prayers, please, for calm and patience during the selling/moving process. We would love to not live separately from Daddy for too long! Tallan and I will join him for some KC house hunting ASAP, and get moved as soon as this Arkansas house sells! We are stoked for our next adventure!

Thank you, Arkansas, for rocking our faces. Woooo Pig!


  1. WOW! You are a beautiful writer, my friend! So excited for Matt and that you all are moving back!
    Love to you.

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