It might not look like much of a house to you, BUT this is…
…the house that we have spent the last FOUR years in.
The one that we have grown to adore.
The house we have completely remodeled and put our own touch on.
The house that J called home when he was fighting for our freedom in Iraq.
The house that sits in the neighborhood I grew up in…with neighbors I’ve known since I was little.
Our FIRST home.
Where we had our first baby…
…and many many first memories.
Am I ready to let it go?
I have spent many nights in this kitchen perfecting my terrible cooking…
heating up numerous bottles of formula…
and baking my grandma B’s chocolate chip cookies.
And do you know how many times we have entertained in this fabulous room?
The room that makes our house so cool…
the room that took me days to paint…
the room that holds the custom bar my dad made us…
and our Christmas tree in December.
What will I ever do without it?
It’s hard to actually say that we have sold our house. It just seems strange. I love this house. Everything about it, other than the fact that I know we will eventually out grow it.
I know I won’t be as sad to leave it when I am moving to my “dream home”, but it’s hard to see that right now when our lot is nothing but grass.
I will always have a special place in my heart for this house.
I can only hope it’s new owners will treat it as good as we have.
Speaking of new owners, they aren’t kicking us out May 21st after all!! They have agreed to close by May 21st and then rent to us until our house is finished! Could that be any more perfect? I don’t see how. It feels good to know that we won’t be homeless in 30 days. I feel blessed! I guess He…really does know what He’s doing.
I guess this is just a turning point in our lives…one that we are excited to take…but we will be leaving behind a very big part of us here.
We are ready. We are ready to take the leap! The next 6 months will be exciting, stressful, confusing, and fun…but we are ready.
I hope you are ready for lots of posts on building a new house. haha! I have a feeling I might have a lot to say on that topic in the near future.