I'm sitting here enjoying our last night in our current home. Enjoying watching our boys play "tackle" with the hubbs and giggle at their never ending attempts to bring down their dad. I cherish these moments. Tonight, however, is our last night in this house, so I will cherish these moments even more.
It has been a whirlwind the past two months. Hence, no blogging.
One night in April on our way back from one of our favorite small town eateries we took a detour coming home to take the "pretty route." It was on that drive that the hubbs spotted our soon to be home for sale. It was set on a little over an acre and a half and backed up to a pasture with cows and horses...our boys dream. It also had a wrap around porch...one of my dreams. Another plus was that it was a few minutes from the hubbs work instead of the 25 minutes now.
My husband was instantly excited, he has been wanting to get back to the country for years. I, on the other hand, was not. It was in "THE COUNTRY". Not 30 seconds from a grocery store or a Sonic. It wasn't next to our current awesome neighbors or friends. It was change. It was new. I don't deal well with these things. They aren't easy.
But I appeased the hubbs and went to take a look at it with our Realtor. I took in the house. Another "project" (ugh) but with good bones and not as old as our current home...okay some pluses...But still, I remained silent for most of the tour. My Realtor said it best, "a lot to take in, huh?" "YES!!" Especially since we weren't planning on a move this year.
We are happy in our current home...it is our "baby." We literally put blood, sweat, and tears into this house. This is our first home and our boys first home. So many memories reside here.
I believe, however, that God puts opportunities in our paths for reasons. He sets our heads spinning at times in order to bring about something good...in order to use us for HIS good.
The positives for this new house outweighed the negatives (literally, I made a list). We decided to test out the waters. We prayed that if this was supposed to happen, that it would happen quickly. It did. Our current house sold in 5 days. Our offer on our new house was accepted. Okay, Lord, so I'm taking this as a "yes"? Let the packing begin....
We were able to get in last week in order to do some "prep" before we had to live in it. Painting, wall paper removing, sanding, cleaning, etc, etc, etc...I'm glad we were able to get into it early, but honestly the amount of work was completely overwhelming. I don't think I was mentally prepared for this again.
It doesn't feel like home...yet. I know it will happen eventually, but it's still "their" home with their touches. It will be a while, and that's okay. We went through that with this home, and eventually it became ours. So, okay, it's possible.
Tonight is slightly emotional for me. We close tomorrow. That will be even more hard. I just want the new owners to love it as much as us. I want them to love our neighbors like we love them. I want them to adore, like we do, the huge Oak trees that give us much needed shade throughout the summer. More importantly I want to love our new home like I do this one. One thing I need to remember is, it's not the home, it's the family. True.
I know, your probably thinking I'm being way to "girl" over this. And you're probably right. But it is what it is. I AM A GIRL! So I'm having my moment.
So this has been our life over the past two months. CRAZY and changing. We are rolling with it. God also has some other changes in mind for us, which I will be explaining over the next few weeks along with our reno projects on the new house.
Stay tuned ;)
Last pic in front of our house :) Taken by my sweet friend, Lindsey!