4.30.2009

The word is out...

...so now I can say something on here. We are moving. Those words are very bittersweet to me right now. Sweet because we will be building a new home at an interest rate that is out-of-this-world and bitter because of all of the wonderful people that I will me moving away from.

I have been scarce around these parts because of the eventual move. We have been de-junking, packing, staging, cleaning, etc. It must have worked because we "officially" put our home on the market on Monday afternoon, showed it on Tuesday afternoon and had an offer put in and countered and accepted on Wednesday at 4:00pm.

I had no idea it would go that fast.

And my insides are all shaky and jittery because of it. I have lived in two places my entire life. Well, technically four. The home I was born, grew up and left to marry my husband, a dive of an apartment for six months, BACK to my parents neighborhood for six months (it was a steal of a deal on a duplex) and then to two homes in my current neighborhood. I don't know how to do this!

And quite honestly, I am scared. My daughters have the BEST friends kids could ever have down the street...and their mommy is MY best friend. They have been raised like sisters. It's like cutting out a piece of my heart to leave them. I will miss my backyard. It is the coolest back yard. We spend almost every night out there from the minute the snow melts until the snow flies. We make s'mores in our fire pit, we plant gardens as a family, we play fairies, we watch the stars, we eat picnics and barbeques. I have watched trees, flowers and kids grow here. The women from my church. You just cannot find women like them. They feel like family. I feel like I am abandoning so many memories...our life...

I am scared that I won't make as many great and life long friends in our new home or that my daughters won't ever have friends as wonderful as the ones they have here. I am scared I won't love my new home as much as I love my sweet Fair Haven (my husband names our homes).

I know that change is good. I know that there is no growth in comfort. I know that not everyone that is here now will stay, and I know that things are bound to change. I know this is right for us. I have prayed over it, been to the temple over it and I know that this is what we are supposed to be doing now. It just doesn't make it any easier.

For the next four weeks...because that is how long we have left here...you will see TONS of pictures from my beautiful home. I want to photograph every corner, every inch. I will miss this place. I will miss my home.

I know that great things are around the bend. I do know that. I am just a bit sad to leave this life behind.

Is it wrong to want to press pause on my life for just a moment?

I love you home.

16 comments:

Amber said...

Depends- are you moving closer to me or further away.

ellen said...

I hope you're moving to BOSTON!!!

Laurie said...

Wow, that is crazy! I would love to talk details, please shoot me an email.

Your house sold fast, it was meant to be!

Where are you going? Did your DH get a different job? Or did you just feel like it was time for a change?

daiseymae said...

I am so so so sad to see you go :(
We will miss your family. You have been a great asset to our ward.

I would be happy to help you get the things done that you need to in the next few weeks. Move boxes, furnature and help clean up when all is said and done.

Sara (Ferreira) Haslam said...

Not wrong at all to want to press pause on life. :) Hang in there!! Let me know if you want some help packing. I'd love to come up there and help. Grandma Verda has my number.

michelle said...

There are lots of time I wish for a pause button, great way to put it.Obviously it must be the right decision when it sells that fast! That or Chuck E. Cheese is a great real estate charm!

Mattsmom said...

WOW. I didn't know that your home already sold. There must be purpose in this decision. I hope you thoroughly love every moment you have left in your home.

The Lazy Organizer said...

Where you giving your home away or what? I would love to hear where you're moving to. There are 6 acres for sale next to us. You would have to start homeschooling though. That's my rule. Good luck with the move!

Jeremy said...

Sweetie, what an emotional piece. I love how expressive you are. The post about had me in tears and it is not often that I cry anymore.

Hahaha Lazy Organizer, agreed - either the home price was a good deal, or our home was just awesome. Because we had built it to be our last we paid for dozens of upgrades like crown molding and extended length kids rooms. I felt that most people that came to see it and the yard would immediately fall in love. The current buyers did just that.

Now that the news is out I can say the real reason we are moving. It is so I can be closer to my favorite movie theater (Layton AMC Theatres). I will be able to drive there in just 8 minutes now instead of 11! I am way excited. Oh, and it will be nice to be closer to Salt Lake. Although I am not moving jobs at this time eventually it will be a benefit as all the technology action is in the big city.

Liam's Mom said...

I am still in my first house and we've had a few close calls where we might have to move. It's heart wrenching to think about leaving something that is yours in every way! I hope your new home proves to be even more amazing! You surely will attract the same caliber of friends there! Best wishes!

Candace said...

Ok, that post had me in tears. Your family will be truly missed, you are such a great family. We appreciate your friendship. Hopefully you won't be to far away so Kade can still date Sophie in a few years!

Alice said...

Bittersweet. Clearly you loved your home and all the memories it holds...

but how exciting a new house! Congrats and good luck. Can't wait to hear about all the adventures coming with the new digs. :)

mammagena said...

I know how you feel about moving. It is tough, but you will make new friends because you are a terrific-TERRIFIC lady! I pray for blessings on you & your entire clan as you take this next step in life. *HUGS*

Chrissy said...

The sell time-line of your house is totally encouraging to me!

"There is no growth in comfort."---I'll be meditating on that sentence for days. Thank you for sharing that thought. May you have peace and joy during this time with your family!

JD said...

Are you moving closer too the west coast??? Come on over we would love to have ya!

Linsey said...

This made me cry. And it made me homesick. It was so hard to leave Arizona and our friends and family there, but we have been shown 100 times over that this is what was best for OUR family. Doesn't make it much easier, but it makes it seem okay.
I am excited for you, this is an exciting transition.