Thursday, August 21, 2008
I now sit in my new home...filled with all our belongings...finally all put in their place (for the most part). Making new memories even after one week. My oldest son starting kindergarten and life as we know it completely changed. The adjustments, the excitement, the love of being close to family, the enjoyment of being able to make the 3 minute walk to our son's Christian school. The new adventure.....
So, although "home" is becoming more and more familiar to me, I remember that home is not necessarily where you lay your head, but more so the family close with you. A lovely structure to call home is very nice and something I'm very grateful for, but the memories I made weren't all about the actual house, but the people in that house & so I brought those memories along with me for the new journey....
PS - I promise that pictures are soon to come!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
So, after painting last Friday evening and all day Saturday we have freshly painted bedrooms with fun colors and a painted living room. I have my kitchen, bathroom, pantry, & all bedrooms unpacked & boy am I exhausted!! So, today I'm resting. Tomorrow we will do some decorating & finish up unpacking the linen closet and this weekend we will tackle the basement boxes......Still want to paint bathrooms, kitchen & basement but those will come in time.
We are excited though to be in and have it all finally over with. We are getting settled..just in time for my oldest son Caleb to start school on Monday. Oh yes, I'm soon to enter the world of getting out the door early 5 times a week with 3 small children. Praise God we are now so close to his school!
I miss all my blog friends and am sorry I haven't been able to read your blog for awhile, but I will return to the world soon...I think.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I will be out of commission for a bit, but want all my blog friends to know that I'll be thinking of you and will be coming back for sure! I'm so far behind on reading & writing, but don't think I'm going away...I'll be back soon enough!
Blessings to all my dear & faithful readers....
Friday, August 1, 2008
Quite a gamut of emotions have seeped into my heart since we’ve begun our packing process. It’s very bitter sweet. For on one hand I’m moving closer to our dear families and I feel I’m moving back home….yet for the past 8 years this has been my home.
This home I’m leaving is our first home. I have (thus far) bore & raised my three boys here, for this is the only home they’ve known. We’ve developed incredible friendships while being here and found an amazing church family.
We’ve also been far from our family for 8 years and so many times just missed running by and saying hello or just the knowing of “being close”. I’ve missed my old stomping grounds and the part of town I was so familiar with. I’m so excited for the great education I know my children will get from the school we’re putting them in, thus part of the reason for moving. I’ve missed my family.
There are pros and cons to everything we do in life. We are leaving dear ones to be closer to dear ones. We are moving from a structure that we put heart, soul, and a lot of sweat in to for it to become our own. But, that’s exactly it….we’re leaving a structure. We make our home what it is. My family is home….our things make it home to us. So no matter where we go, I will always take home with me…and ultimately, there are no cons to my final destination…Home.