I had been mulling this idea to move to Texas for over a year. In my mind it was going to be a smooth transition. In reality – it was anything BUT!! The move itself was a fiasco! It took 3 road trips of over 1700 miles to finally move all of our belongings. It was just my husband and I – we did everything ourselves: packing, unpacking, driving, etc. It was a lot more work than we ever imagined! To top it all off, on our last load of unpacking, I slip off the trailer and brake my ankle! All unpacking comes to a screeching halt! In fact, everything comes to a halt! The whole reason we moved here – to be close to our daughter, and grandson and baby on the way – and to help in anyway we could, was now suddenly turned upside down! I was the one who needed help. Me! Mom! The one who took care of everything and everyone! This could not be happening. I was so out of my element that I did not know what to do. For the next 8 weeks I did nothing but lay on the couch and stay off my ankle. I couldn’t unpack, I couldn’t help my pregnant daughter, I couldn’t really help with my active grandson. I really had second thoughts about this whole move! Had I done the right thing? I had a lot of time to think about my life. And I have come to the conclusion that everything happens for a reason. That reason may not be revealed to me when I really want to know the answer, but if I keep moving forward things eventually fall into place. Things still aren’t as smooth as I would like them to be…..but I am learning to roll with it. I get to live near my daughter, grandson and grand-daughter – who should be here anytime now! And for that I am grateful beyond words. To be able to be apart of their lives on a daily basis is a true blessing. I am truly re-inventing myself and my life on a daily basis. This really is My 2nd Act!