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This blog used to be about me and my new husband starting our life together in Brookhaven, Georgia. Now, 8 years, 3 children, and 1 trans-continental move later, I'm writing for me; to document the emotional and spiritual journey I am on so that I don't forget the paths I have traveled in my heart and mind.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


We now have a new blog!!! From this point on, keep up with the Nicholsons at:


Last post

For some reason I'm a little bit sad about this being my last post on this blog. It's not like a virtual web address really means anything, but I guess I feel like this blog has been a document of mine and Chris's life from when we got married until the time we move ourselves across the world. Just like moving out of our house, giving away our precious dog, and selling almost everything we own, this is one more goodbye. I guess it's a goodbye to this time in our life when things were easier and more comfortable than we even realized. At the same time, there will be some comforts and perks that come with our Kenyan lives, so I am in no way indicating that the years in Atlanta were the "golden years."

This is just me realizing that we've been blessed beyond our imagination with friends and fun and we are about to let it all go. As we are coming up on our two month mark, I can feel time just slipping through my fingers, and so many questions welling up in my mind (sometimes coming out in the form of tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat). Can we really do this? What will our lives be like in Kenya? What impact will this have on our family? What all are going to have to sacrifice that we don't even realize right now? What all are we going to miss out on?

I remember at Harding, not ever wanting to do a study abroad semester, because who would want to miss out on everything going on at Harding for a WHOLE semester? You might get back to school and be totally out of the social loop!!! Ha...that was my concern over being gone for 3 months. Needless to say, we will be out of the social loop when we get back from Kenya.

There are a lot of things I am looking forward to about our move, but I just feel like right now I want to take time to mourn what I am leaving. Maybe it's the rain or the fact that I just noticed where I still have Emory's birthday marked on Google calendar, but I am feeling a little sad today.