Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Fresh Start To the Rest of My Life

Today I moved to Crown Point, IN after a 12 year tenure in Chicago, IL.  I am exhausted after coordinating the move with a huge gang of 12 people.  We got help with truck driving, child care, storage, and painting.  I am sure I am forgetting other things people did for us but whatever it is, I am sure was well done and received.

What I am truly moved by is the amount of support I received from people.  I hate moving (who doesn't?!) and for me to ask people to help takes a lot.  The fact people practically threw themselves at us for help is remarkable to me.  I guess I am a bit cynical with help as I've had to be rather self-reliant to accomplish goals; however, having people genuinely want to me help me was really refreshing and heartening to see.

So, to Hugo, Charles, Jim, Amy, Mitch, Wil, Aaron, Teresa, Loren, Tim, and Anthony, thank you for all of the work you did today and for renewing my faith in friendship in general.  I am indebted to you graciously and wholeheartedly :)

2 comments:

TickledPink2011 said...

Awww .... I wish I could have done more. I'm hoping to be able to help with some of the lighter unpacking stuff, though... and now that I'm only ten minutes from you, just call if there is anything I can do (even if it's walking Lola or bringing groceries once the new baby comes)

I'm so happy for you. Your house is awesome... now we just need to buy you some camouflage clothing and Nascar stickers for your car!

Welcome to Hoosierdom!

TeresaKickingCancer said...

Awww .... I wish I could have done more. I'm hoping to be able to help with some of the lighter unpacking stuff, though... and now that I'm only ten minutes from you, just call if there is anything I can do (even if it's walking Lola or bringing groceries once the new baby comes)

I'm so happy for you. Your house is awesome... now we just need to buy you some camouflage clothing and Nascar stickers for your car!

Welcome to Hoosierdom!