Sunday, June 07, 2009

Moving On....

So some of my FB friends should already know but for all of my bloggie friends... WE ARE MOVING!
Yes...the girl that loves her town like no other is leaving....
As most of you know Annie has low vision, her school is precious but she will be mainstreamed after 5th grade (yes I'm a planner) which in this area isn't my favorite idea so mother and I have been discussing our options. A few weeks ago we went to Spartanburg to look at the SC School for the Deaf and Blind..great campus, cute town but now exactly what we had in mind.
Next we road tripped to St. Augustine to visit the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind (2 schools one campus)
IT ROCKED! The campus is gorgeous...the blind children do archery and canoe in the intercoastal (which the campus is on) the teachers were amazing, the technology .... I was done when I walked into the library...I wanted to sit down and cry from joy! It is the PERFECT place for my princess to grow and thrive!
Did I mention its a very cute town and the beaches??? We went to the beach TWICE on Saturday...from the hotel to parked on the beach in 10 minutes!!! Annie LOVED it!
Sooooo..please pray for us that the Lord works in a timely manner..we've got to sell my house, my store, our lakehouse, my Moms house and maybe my car (the roads are tiny) before we go...I would love to be there for Annie to start school next year!
Of course this means more blogging to keep up with everyone!!
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16 comments:

Laurie said...

Deana I had no idea that Annie had vision issues but have tears of joy that you found that perfect school! I know that must feel like you won the lottery! I'll keep you girls in my prayers!

Mari said...

This is exciting and scary at the same time. I am so proud of you for being brave enough to make a fresh start for Annie. I'll be praying for you as you transition and that everything goes smoothly!

Cheri said...

How exciting this is going to be. I think it's wonderful that your mom is moving with you!
It will be awesome to look back after the move is done and see how God provided for you every step of the way!

Tara said...

WOW!! What a lot of change -- all for the most precious reason! I think I need to be your FB friend too!
I will keep you all in my prayers for God's will to be done! Keep us posted.

Vanessa said...

Praying God works out a speedy sale for all of your things so you can be moved by the start of the new school year!!

Bonnie said...

wow, big changes for you !! i'm excited for you and annie and your mom ! how cool that your mom is going with you !!!

Erin said...

Dena,
I can just imagine the joy and peace you felt when you were in that school...it somehow makes it so easy to make a really hard decision, doesn't it?! What a great Mommy you are. :)
Love,
Erin

Kelly said...

Good luck and I'll be praying for a smooth transition!!

Terri said...

I'm so glad your mom is going with you. That will really help with the transition. I'm excited that you found the perfect school for Annie.

Jamie said...

Wow, what a great Mommy you are, and what a great mom YOU have too. Good luck on your new "adventure".

The Birds Nest said...

Although Aunt Lele and Uncle Mike will miss you something terrible, we are so happy that you have found the perfect school. I guess this will just give us a reason to get to go to FL to the beach on a regular basis!! It's not like we won't be talking on the phone everyday like we normally do:)

Heidi said...

So exciting! I'm so happy you found a school for her that you both will love. Good luck with all the selling!

julie said...

Dena!
Welcome fellow Carolina Girl to Sunny FL :) Just saw your comment and immediately jumped to your page!! We were actually in Sville and just made our way home ... We live right outside of Tampa, so I think you & I will be about 3 hrs apart. We can always meet in the middle @ Disney though!!! :) Oh, good luck to you guys and I'll definitely keep you in our prayers. Its going to work out better and more wonderful than you could ever imagine! Good luck and hope to catch up soon!

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Kelly said...

Dena--I've read your blog off and on over the last few years and am so happy for you and your precious daughter! You are an amazing woman/mama--I know you've put a lot of thought and heart into this decision for you and Annie! Look out, life is going to be ABUNDANT in St. Augustine! Prayers and blessing to you! Kelly

jenniedub said...

Oh my goodness...I just saw this. I had no idea. I will say that you are a brave woman in this new chapter of your life and I am sure this will be wonderful for Annie.
I am sad because I was hoping to buy some goodies from your store for the baby....but oh well! :) Good luck with selling everything and I will be thinking of you!