Tuesday, June 07, 2011

All moved in and so thankful....

We are done.  We are in our sweet little two bedroom, one bath apartment until the end of August or beginning of September.  That is when our house should be finished.  Our cute little home on Oak Chase Dr is no longer ours.  Of course, I cried when we left the driveway and I cried all the way to the closing.  It was so sad.  Driving away was a lot harder than I thought it would be.  We will miss that house and all the memories that we made there.  Even though we were ready to move and ready for more room....when it came down to it, I wondered if we had made the right decision.  Was I really ready to leave my comfort zone?  Was I really ready to leave the neighborhood and all those that know me?  Was I really ready to leave MY house?

That house is where my babies have grown up.  Where we brought Macy home from the hospital.  Where they learned how to ride their bikes without training wheels, rode their scooters and pushed baby doll strollers for hours.  Where the sidewalk chalk was plenty and pictures of smiley faces and footballs stayed on my driveway for days.  Where there were numerous lemonade stands with friends and making $5.00 to them felt like a million bucks.  Where the neighborhood kids played basketball in the drive,  Reid played wiffle ball in the yard and Macy walked to Jaycee's house about a zillion times.  Where we loved our schools so much and the friends that we had there.  Where Mandi, Jaycee and Macy would play for hours and where sleepovers were crazy fun.  Where we had block parties until all hours of the night and bonded with friends.  Where Cassie and I would drink our coffee while the girls rode their bike around the cul-de-sac.  Where my sweet family grew and where we loved and laughed together.  It's where birthdays, anniversaries, and all kinds of celebrations were made.  It's where at times there was fighting, maybe a little discipline and yelling but where love ALWAYS prevailed.  Where we loved each other and loved and served a God that is ever so faithful to us.  Where we always felt protected and secure.  Where the fondest of memories were made that I will hold forever in my heart. 

I know that our new house will hold many special memories as well and I am looking forward to the new chapter in our lives.  As long as I have my loves...my precious family...it's all good.

So, now we are on to enjoy our summer and the apartment pool.  Let me tell you...that has been nice!!  The Girl Scout camp, baseball camp and summer baseball games have started and we are loving every minute of it.  Never a dull moment with us.  :)

"Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say, REJOICE!" 
Philippians 4:4


brenda said...

Awww....moving is always so hard; especially on the Mom. I am positive you will find wonderful neighbors and friends in your new location though! Have fun in that summer apartment pool...miss you and your sweet kids;can't believe they are so big already!

Heather's House said...

Thanks Brenda! How are you guys doing? That grandbaby of yours is ADORABLE!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog...come back soon! :)

Lynn said...

OK. Now, I am crying. Sweet words! I, too, always have such an attachment to houses and cars! Pretty obvious, huh?

Holly said...

Aww...I'm sure it was traumatic to drive away from your home and neighbors after so many years and memories, but on the other hand pretty exciting too as y'all start this new phase.

Love you!