Friday, July 6, 2012

This Is It

 This is it. Those were the words that pulsed through my head on the last day of school. This is it this is it this is it. This is it, I'll never live here again. This is the last time I'll see so many people.

These words are still pulsing through my head. This is it. This is the last few days before the trip. These are the last few days where I'll sleep in my bed before I begin sleeping on a tabletop (the camper table folds into a bed) in a different state every few nights. These are the last few days that I'll shower in my bathroom with a shower I know has hot water. These are the last few days before we finally get to experience the trip I've been looking forward to for a year. When I'm thinking about the trip, "this is it" takes on an adventurous, exciting flavor.

When I'm thinking about moving, it just feels sad.
So far my summer been a crazy one. I've seen more friends then I normally see all summer. A few of my friends took me on a trip to Six Flags. I was at one of thier houses picking something up, when two other girls jumped out. They got some yarn, tied me up, and put me in the car. I don't think I ever stopped laughing the whole time. Halfway there they told me I was going to Six Flags. How they managed to keep a secret like that from me I'll never know.

Six flags was only one goodbye. Today I'm going to the movies with other friends. My family has been eating dinner at people's houses a lot in the last couple of weeks. It 's all part of the count down. When you count down for Christmas days seem to move   v e r y  s l o w l y . When you are counting down for a move time slips by unsympathetically. One morning it's Tuesday, the next it's Friday. In those cases I am NOT glad it's Friday.

My life seems like a movie in fast forward. Everything is crazy. Boxes get packed. Meals are left overs in order to get rid of the food. Last night, we had pancakes, cornbread, and pizza for dinner - an interesting combination. My bag for the trip must be packed. I read books. Taylor makes me play Monopoly. I help Mom cook granola for the trip. Meanwhile a voice in my head whispers,"Enjoy every moment because this is it."

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  1. It is natural to feel sad over what we think we lose. It is part of the process of moving on. Allow yourself that but also look forward to the next chapter in your life. As the saying goes, "When a window closes, a door opens." Each person must decide to walk through that door.

    And let me assure you there are hot water showers in Pittsburgh! (smile)

    Safe journeys!

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    1. I am very glad there will be hot showers.:-)

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  2. I must admit Rachel, it was sort of fun tying you up.
    Oh, I named a chick after you. She was being bullied outside because she was so small (so I almost named her Abigail, but she looked more like you ). She says:"Peep Peeppeep!"(hi Rachel):):):)

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    1. Awwwwwwwwwwww! Is the chick cute?

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    2. Oh yes!!!!!

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  3. Tied up and taken to Six Flags? That sounds fun! I was wondering where there was a Six Flags in the Northeast? I googled and I see it's just in Springfield; I didn't realize one was so close to you. I'm certain many more adventures just as fun as you're experiencing now await you in Wisconsin.

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    1. Yea, Six Flags was sooooooooo fun!

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  4. You and your family are certainly well loved and will be missed as much as you are going to miss your friends. The good thing to know is that old friends can stay in touch. My best friend moved when we were in second grade. -- 50 years later we are still friends. When we were in high school we spent a couple weeks each summer at one anther's house (she moved to North Carolina)and I am going to visit her later this summer.

    Looking forward to seeing you when you pass through Pittsburgh during your great adventure
    Anita

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    1. I am excited to see you!

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  5. Six flags how fun! There is one very close to us. I'm sad I'll miss the trip there, but the three older kids will be going with their Dad and Grandma at the end of the month. You'll have to swap stories with them.

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    1. Six Flags was soooooo fun. I'll make sure I hear what they did.

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  6. Enjoy every moment, because this is it! Rachel, I think that's good advice whether you are moving or not. Every good and positive experience in life should be savored, enjoyed and treasured. May you have many more positive experiences that will bring you sweet memories.

    Love, grandma

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  7. The movies was fun! :) I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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