Well this post has been a long time coming. I’ve been wanting to share the news but I couldn’t figure out the words and to be completely honest, I’ve been scared. There’s something that makes it feel even more real when speaking it out loud. I had shared not to long ago that we had moved. Some may know and most don’t but we moved to a whole different state! Crazy, right?!? I still can’t believe it myself.
Let’s pop open some bubbly and throw colorful confetti because… We moved to Wilmington, North Carolina!
So here’s the down-low, short version of how we landed here. About a year ago Matt asked where I would want to live other than beautiful South Florida. My first choice: Nantucket, MA. – my dream place to live. Who knows, maybe one day it will happen; but not any time soon. So out of nowhere, I voiced a second option: Wilmington, NC. Mind you, I had no idea where Wilmington was on the map, all I knew is that the Wilmington I was referring to was in NC! So we planned out a trip last summer to come and check out this random dot on a map. We drove around and discovered the historic/artistic downtown, the beautiful beaches, and some amazing BBQ! We fell in love with this place! Over many months, and a lot of difficult struggles figuring out how it all would happen, The Lord opened the doors and we moved. Gods hands had complete control and the long version of the story brings me to tears. We would be here all day if I told you every detail, so I’ve decided I’m going to do a blog series on it in the near future (because really it is an incredible story!).
About a week ago we decided to stop at the pet store and look at some kittens. We’ve been talking about getting a cat for the past few months after we had to give up our puppy, Gilligan. After taking him to the vet we discovered he had some major health issues that we realized quickly we would not be the best suited home for him to be properly cared for. But we are happy to report he is now in a happy home where he is getting the proper treatment! So here we are browsing the few kitties up for adoption at this store and almost immediately we both fell in love with one. So we take her out, hold her, pet her, and play with her – and this cat just could not stop loving on us. So as we inquire further we find out she is a Maine Coon – the kind of cat we have been in search of. Immediately we knew it was meant to be! So the next day we adopted her and we couldn’t be more happy.
We named her Sadie and she is 9 months old. She was a stray which made me a little nervous but she seems to be so incredibly grateful to have a home to live in. Sadie is a lover and just wants to be held constantly. I’m obsessed with the smell of her fur – I’m weird I know. She is so trustworthy and literally collapses in your arms. She hates human food (thank you Jesus) and she also hates litter. So she is currently being trained to use the potty. Sadie loves to lay across my face at night so I haven’t been getting much sleep but I’m totally okay with it. I’m completely smitten.
I can’t even express how grateful I am for this sweet little fur ball. She has brought so much joy to our lives. We’re undeniably, obsessed.
Here are some pictures of sweet little Sadie!