On those rare occasions when I sit down just to think, I often find myself asking... "Seriously? Do we really live in Louisiana? When did that happen?"
Then, when I continue to ponder just how we got here, I consider how interesting the journey is. If you've read much of this little blog over the past 2 years, you know that life with the Spanns is anything but boring. But if you'd have asked me 3 years ago where I'd be today, my answer would have probably been "right here in Minnesota, living in the home we'd built (with a completely finished basement!), enjoying winter at it's best (and worst), summers on the lake, kids growing up as our midwestern roots continue to deepen" (or something even more witty & profound).
Obviously, that was not part of the plan. But if I go back even further... if you would have asked me the same question 10 years ago, I would have never imagined that we would have ever returned to Minnesota after leaving nearly 11 years ago! But we did, and our journey continues.
I sincerely don't believe that this is a last, or lasting, stop for us. But who knows? Certainly not us. Soon I will be sending out our new address. This will be our fifth address in the last 2 years. I'm certain that by now you've learned to use pencil! I find myself saying - okay, muttering - "this is not what I signed up for". But what did I sign up for? An amazing marriage? Healthy-beautiful-hilarious kids? Wonderful friends? The love of my savior... even when I look upwards and ask, "Seriously?!". Yeah, I guess I did get what I asked for. Seriously.