Thursday’s are usually our days off from work. Breno and I were supposed to go eat at Shady Maple for the first time. We were supposed to go get the car washed and do our regular lazy day things like watch movies together and avoid the dishes.
But.. Yesterday I woke up to a text from Breno saying that we were moving that same day.
Yep.. Just like that.
We had just watched the movie “Inside Out” the day before which btw, I LOVED! ..it explains so much lol… So the movie references were everywhere! All my little emotion people were trying to grab control of the command board! I was shocked, excited, scared, nervous, sad..everything. I need notice for these types of things. I was mentally prepared to leave October 24th, not September 30. Breno’s response, “Its the Nassimbeni way, we’re used to just picking up and going last minute.” ..See the Rodriguez way was to plan things months, weeks, in advance…never last minute. While he headed home from work I prayed and called him and told him he better be praying the whole way home too. Just look at that face, there was no way to be upset with him, he’s been anxious to leave since we got to PA. ❤
I for sure don’t like to ruffle anyone’s feathers so I was super upset to have to quit my part time job so abruptly. We walked in to Bed Bath and Beyond 15 minutes before my shift was to supposed to start and I was shaking. They basically got as much notice that I was leaving as I got. At least I got to say goodbye to some of the people I would’ve been very sad to not have been able to say goodbye to.
The morning continued we got the moving van and I still wasn’t super excited. Thank God, Kate saved the day. She had originally sent over a family session to me for the 17th that she couldn’t take at first but now turns out she could and thank God because I don’t know what we would’ve done if I couldn’t get someone else to cover that for me. After that was covered later in the day I started to be a little less scared a bit more excited.
While on the road I found the key ring of verses we got from church. I picked a random one to read, it was.. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”-Joshua 1:9 coincidence..? No, never.
So goodbye Pennsylvania,
I’ll miss you because you were our first home together.
I’ll miss you because we really needed that year for just the two of us, especially as newlyweds.
I’ll miss you because of everyone we met.
I’ll miss Calvary Fellowship Church.
I’ll miss our newlyweds class.
I’ll miss my job at Bed Bath and Beyond.
I’ll miss you because everything was so near by, like wawa, church and the mall with H&M 😅
I’ll miss you because of your roller coaster roads.
I’ll miss what I considered “mountains” there.
I’ll miss all your pretty trees and state parks.
I’ll miss your snow, the first I’ve ever lived in.
I’ll miss your summer chill but never your winter cold.
I for sure won’t even miss those ridiculous pot holes you have that no one fixes till it’s too late.
I really won’t miss the heavy roadwork that happens during the day but..
Pennsylvania.. You’ll forever have a special place in my heart.