We’re back! The Hord’s are back in Texas!

๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‚ ๐‘”๐“Š๐’พ๐“๐“‰: our inner dialogue that tells us that we should have done something different even though we canโ€™t know if the decision was wrong

๐‘’๐“๐’ถ๐“‚๐“…๐“๐‘’: moving 2,000 miles away from my daughters for 18 months

๏ฝ”๏ฝˆ๏ฝ‰๏ฝ“
๏ฝ‰๏ฝ“
๏ฝ๏ฝ™
๏ฝˆ๏ฝ๏ฝ๏ฝ๏ฝ™
๏ฝ…๏ฝŽ๏ฝ„๏ฝ‰๏ฝŽ๏ฝ‡๏ผš
๏ผฅ๏ผถ๏ผฅ๏ผฒ๏ผน๏ผฏ๏ผฎ๏ผฅ ๏ฝ“๏ฝ•๏ฝ’๏ฝ–๏ฝ‰๏ฝ–๏ฝ…๏ฝ„

๐“‡๐‘’๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’พ๐“‰๐‘’๐’น ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’พ๐“‰ ๐’ป๐‘’๐‘’๐“๐“ˆ ๐“ˆ๐‘œ ๐‘”๐‘œ๐‘œ๐’น

On Monday, November 18th, I began to pack up the entire contents of our home: 14 years of stuff spread out over 3,000+ square feet. I wasn’t able to workout at all, but I definitely got some exercise in.

It took me 4 1/2 days to get everything wrapped up & packed up. I did so without anyone knowing. Only a handful of our friends in Fort Bragg and a few in Texas even knew. The plan & details of the move back home came together so quickly, that amidst it all, I decided that I wanted to keep it a secret & surprise the girls. Our goal was to be back in Texas by the time Haylie came home from college for her Thanksgiving break on the 26th.

We spent most of Saturday loading everything in our dump trailer, welding trailer & 2 vehicles. I had sold quite a bit online that week and we still had to leave stuff behind.

We pulled out of the driveway at 5:40 P.M. headed south that Saturday evening. I was exhausted, but so excited. We got out of town & stayed the night at the Indian Casino in Lake County Saturday night, then at Harrah’s in Laughlin, Nevada Sunday night so that our stuff was safe in the casino parking lots. Normally, Ryan would drive straight through and I would do it in 2 days, but with the shorter days (Thanks to Daylight Savings Time) and not to mention the fact of how exhausted we were from packing for 6 solid days, we decided to break the trip up into 3 – 10 hour days.

We made it to our destination right before dark, around 5 P.M. on Tuesday, November 26th. As I was turning on the road, I was overcome with so many emotions that I did not expect. Tears streamed down my face and it was at that moment, that I realized I was home, home where my heart is.

๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ
[หˆษก๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฅษ™หŒ๐˜ต(๐˜บ)๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ]
๐˜•๐˜–๐˜œ๐˜•
๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ; ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด.
Over the past 18 months, I developed the strongest sense of gratitude, but over the past 2 weeks, I developed faith and a sense of belief that Iโ€™ve never experienced before.
โœจThank you to anything & everyone for getting us here โœจ

I had started to panic, when I was talking on the phone with my ex-husband, about 4 hours out. It dawned on me … what if I had made this big deal about keeping it a secret from my girls to surprise them and my BFF and then none of them were that impressed. But it did catch Haylie, Emily and Amanda by surprise. Click here to see – I was able to catch it on video.

It feels good to be back. Spending Thanksgiving together as a family just 2 days after arriving topped it off!

I shared some of the details of what led up to our move and how
my shift in mindset had an impact on the chain of events.

Since we kept our move a secret to surprise the girls, I didn’t post much on Social Media, but I did keep a little video diary along the way, that I put together ….

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