Monday, August 4, 2008

Bittersweet

We are finally getting ready to make our move to the country. Our house sold last week and the new owners get possession August 18. In case you don't have a calendar nearby, that's only 2 weeks from today! I have 5 days to get the entire house packed up and ready to be moved this weekend! There's no doubt that it can and will be done but I am having the hardest time getting started. You see....I get really attached to my home. I know it's just a "house" and that "Home is Where the Heart Is"....but it is going to be difficult for me to walk out of this house. We just built it two years ago and we absolutely love it! People were constantly saying Building a house involves the biggest fights a married couple has! We never fought about it one time. Partly because we have similar styles but mostly because Jason just let me choose everything. If we were to build another house anytime soon....there isn't much I would do different from this house.


The hardest part of leaving for me is the feeling of closing the door on a part of our lives. There are so many memories in this house. I know I'll take all of those with me but it really is like the end of a chapter. Two amazing years of Leah's life were here. Our daughter Lily was born in this house. It was here that I broke the exciting news of our twin pregnancy to Jason & Leah only to find out 3 days later that there were no heartbeats. There has definitely been sadness in this house but there has been much happiness - many, many blessings. These walls give me comfort and a sense of security.

I am very excited about the new chapter we are about to start. I'm so happy that we are going to raise Leah in a rural area and that she will get to have some of the experiences I had as a child. This move is a positive thing and something we are very happy about, but I can't help being a little sad at the same time.

3 comments:

Carmen Buller said...

I would be sad to leave your house too! I love that house! I know you have had the house on the market for sometime now but actually preparing for the move would be difficult. Good luck with the move!

Stephanie said...

Your house is so beautiful and would be hard to leave! And, like you, I get attached to all of the emotions experienced in a home. The positives about leaving the city are obvious, and Baby Lily and the twins will be with you wherever you go. Hugs. Wish I could be there to help.

angie said...

Sounds like you have so many wonderful memories there. My heart dropped when I read that you lost your twins. I'm so sorry.

I cannot believe you didn't fight once while building your new house. I think you need to be in the record books. :)