Monday, March 11, 2013

Goodbye House!

Moving out of a house has time and space constraints, that make it so much more draining than moving in.
We started packing for our move more than three months prior, and felt on top of things the whole way through. Of course, those final days always come with surprises - like the ridiculous number of loose items that will not fit in boxes and are just a complete and total pain. I don't know what we would have done without family to help us get through that whole truck loading process (THANK YOU!). We managed to fit everything in our truck with not a pin-sized spot available!

We always knew this home was a transitional, impermanent one and so didn't stress about leaving it. And yet, sitting in my emptied boys' room the night before with them rolling around me, I did feel a twinge of sadness at leaving behind the home which was both of their first. Looking around at the room where I nursed, cuddled, read to, changed, played with, and chased these two miraculous additions to my world definitely sparked some feelings. 

And then, sitting in our room in the final moments - my hubby and me - we felt nothing less than total excitement. Finally being able to appreciate an empty home, and start to think about what is to come in the following weeks.

 I believe a little change in one's life is good for the soul - exploring new places, and meeting new faces will be a grand new experience for all of us that I am very much looking forward to.



  1. Best of luck to you all Janie, hope your new places and faces are all wonderful.

    1. Thanks Andrea. And luckily, familiar faces and places are just down the road - not even a 5 hour drive!