Monday, July 14, 2014

Saying Goodbye to Raintree

WE have been in Kansas City for the past few days helping Kdaughter get ready to relocate and come back home.  They left their "home" about 5 years ago for career changes that involved three new construction houses, 6 moves and lots of packing and unpacking.  Their 5 year plan is now close to completion.

Southwest Missouri is not the greatest place to build a career, relocating is almost a must in order to get the experience necessary to move ahead.  I am just so happy it only took five years and now they will be coming back home, only an hour away from me. I have enjoyed their moves, as inconvenient as they were, as meeting new neighbors, making life long friends was the best part of the whole experience.  I will miss the adventures of learning new places, getting lost in traffic, and eating new foods.  

But having them come back home
is a prayer answered.

The last move is now only a week away.  We will leave again tomorrow, to head back for Kansas City to help with all the details, a garage sale, packing, loading and moving down the road.  I want to share some photos of their neighborhood taken during my 6am walks.

Raintree Neighborhood

I counted 6 lakes, 5 smaller ones and one large one.

The neighborhood is filled with walkways, flower beds, clubhouses, and boats.

I will miss the paved sidewalks,
a real treat for a country girl.

Goodbye Kansas City!


  1. thanks for my first ever view of Kansas City... they are leaving a beautiful spot, but i am sure being close to home will make up for that

  2. Hi Jackie,
    I LIKE the cheerful flowers on your blog!
    My husband and I are contemplating moving back to NJ after 17 years here in MD. We would like to be more involved the the little grandkid's lives. And yet, it is extremely difficult for me to actually bite the bullet and leave this place I love. And yet, I'm coming to see it is probably God's will for us to move. I'm tired of going back and forth in my mind about it.
    Oh well, for now my husband and I are enjoying Vacation Bible School this week!
    Hope your week is good, too!

  3. I hope they have a smooth move.

  4. So glad you are getting them moved back home. Southern Missouri, where my dad was born, is not a good place to start a career, either, so understand the need for them to go out and prove themselves elsewhere.
    Praying for safe traveling for you, good sales and that you do not flare! May God give you the strength you need to help and keep you pain free while you are there and traveling back home.

  5. bitter sweet, it looks like a wonderful place!! safe travels to all of you, i hope the move goes smoothly!!


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