February 28th, 2015 arrived. The date that I was dreading began to excite me. I had so many different emotions on this day!
We were moving back to Canada without jobs or a house of our own.
Starting at 8:30, people started to arrive to help us move. We could not believe how many people came to help. A special hockey friend took off work! More people stopped by for one more hug. It was the most amazing moving experience we have ever had.
One of the last memories I have of being in our house was standing in my son's room looking into our backyard and sobbing. My kids had done so much growing up in that house. It had been filled with love, laughter and wonderful memories. My beautiful friend, Amy Isaacson found me in there and just hugged me and cried with me. I will never forget those precious moments.
Thank you our precious friends for being there for us in one of our hardest times of our life. We love you!
I am always nervous crossing the border. I'm weird like that. The custom officers were so amazing and kind. There was a LOT of paperwork to complete, but they made it fun! Who knew!?!
We arrived at Martin's mom's late that night. His mother and step dad had opened their home to us for as long as we needed. You hear many things about mother-in-laws.... I have the very best one. She loved me through those first few weeks. I cried a lot. We changed her routine. We had kids. It was crazy in there. Not once did she make us feel unwelcome. She loved us through the changes.
Thank you to all those that helped us on the north side of the border with unpacking the truck and loading up those storage units!
We moved on a Saturday and Martin received a job offer on the Friday! He started the following Tuesday! We couldn't believe it! We have been told by so many that you don't just get a job that quickly here. God was taking care of us.