Yesterday, Andrew accepted an offer to work at Boom. We're moving to Denver. I'm thrilled for my wonderful husband who is joining an exciting company and will be working in a situation that he's always dreamed of. This is going to be great for him, for our family and, eventually, for me. I know I will fall in love with people and places in Colorado. But, right now, I'm crying. Most people are saying, but you love the coastal redwoods and the Pacific Ocean!!! Considering that I'm already grieving more for my chorus than the redwoods and ocean, I figured I would post the letter that I'm sending them tonight. Loving this much means grieving deeply for loss. These next few months will be a time when I know that I will need to be kind and gentle with myself because I'm hurting; I'm hurting a lot.
Dear chorus sisters,
About a month ago, my husband starting chatting with his best friend about an opportunity to work together and yesterday that turned into an official job offer that he accepted... in Denver. He gave two week notice yesterday and it takes a month or two to buy / sell a house but I'm already grieving, and I'm grieving most for you. I love this chorus.
I love how deeply you've accepted me and nurtured me and made me feel at home. I love every time we sing "How We Sang Today" and the love that permeates everything we do for each other.
I love how you helped me figure out stage make up for the first time ever... I didn't even wear make up for my wedding!
I love our teas and beautiful, quirky, thrilling events...
... and retreats...
... and hospital sings...
I love the ambassador program and all the joy it brings.
I love sharing your wonderfulness with dear friends.
I'm not done yet! I'll only be at chorus for an hour next week because my best friend will be flying in that Tuesday and it's my birthday. But, I'll be around for months. The current plan is that I'll start the drive to Colorado from the Jingle Bell Tea... ya, I won't get too far that day!
Thank you. Thank you for being so dear and welcoming and precious and fun. It's only been a few years and I thought it would be decades. I'll definitely be visiting and watching you soar!