Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Time to move on

This is a difficult post for me to write.

This has been our home for the past six years. I cannot even describe how much I have loved living here. It was the first home we bought and it will always always have a very special place in my heart. We moved in what seems so long ago, just the two of us, and later brought both of our babies home here.

Countless memories have filled these walls. First steps, first words, and thousands of little, every day things. We have experienced sheer joy and laughter, as well as difficulty and heartache. Throughout it all, this has been our home base-- where we find safety and solace and where we call "home."

We've been surrounded by the best friends and neighbors anyone could ask for. Lifelong friendships have been made and good people have blessed our lives time and time again. People probably wonder why we weren't in more of a hurry to move on-- the truth is, it's hard to leave.

All of this being said, it is time.

This morning we are going in to close on our new house. We're not moving far--just a few miles north. We know we are moving where we are supposed to be, and I know new memories will fill the walls of our new house and it will be "home." We will find happiness and solace there, just as we have so many years in Rockwell.

We're ready and are excited for this new chapter in our lives.

Come visit us!


Grant Layton said...

Yay! So bittersweet but I'm glad you have such wonderful memories there. It does feel like forever ago that you moved in! Good luck with the move, hope you get settled quickly :)

Shawna said...

So exciting! Its always a bit sad but so much adventure lies ahead when it comes to big changes. We are in the same boat. We start building our new house this month. Be sure to post pictures of your new place. good luck with the moving stuff.

Chelsey said...

This post brought tears to my eyes!! I am sad to see you go but, thankful you will be so close!! I am excited for your new chapter and can't wait to visit a ton!!