We hung out in Gainesville for a few days while things were crazy and chaotic at home. I am still exhausted from the emotional roller coaster... It is not easy to be far away, wake up and have the news people tell you a mega storm, cat 4 hurricane is coming right for your house. Our house is wood frame. It would probably not survive a direct hit from a category 4 hurricane. That statement alone was enough to stress me out all morning. Mom and I (with the kids in tow) were walking around Target in the Ville, digesting that realization.
I know my stress was rolling off of me. I know my kids were absorbing some of it. They were unsure of how to act, what to say, whether or not to be upset. They were unhappy that we left Daddy at home. They were excited to be in Gainesville with Aunts Jackie and Meghan. They were happy to see Grammie.
Anyway, it all worked out. Millions of prayers were answered in the form of a wobble. Our city, our house, our friends were spared. The most clean up we had was about a billion pine needles. It's all good.
Even though the trip was last minute, even though the trip was stressful, we had an EXCELLENT time with my sisters. Thank you Jackie and Meghan for letting us crash at your place. Thank you for playing with the kiddos. Thank you for making the golf cart look amazing and letting us drive it all over. See you two in a couple weeks!
My oldest child, Reagan, is 11 and my son Riley is 9. Baby 3 should arrive in January 2019. Everyday is a crazy day in the life of the Stus!