The movers arrive this afternoon to help us start a new chapter in our lives. Last night with dishes half packed in boxes all over my counters, I sat in our kitchen after dinner when everyone was out of the room I could see little replays in my mind of evenings we had spent in there. I could see extended family enjoying holiday feasts. I could see Jimmy making Saturday morning pancakes. I could see dinner parties with friends. But then it happened, I could see Anna toddling in for breakfast not even two years old and the little bit of hair she had all wild on her head and I cried my eyes out. =)
I knew it was coming I just didn't know when. Leaving a place you have formed so many memories is bound to cause a shedding of at least a few tears and it did. Jimmy walked in talking about something and took one look at my wet face and said sympathetically, "oh no, is this the gonna miss my first house cry?" I could only nod and he just laughed and hugged me. We talked about our favorite memories from the house and then suddenly as quickly as it hit me, I felt a thousand times better and we resumed our packing a preparation for this long awaited day.
This will be an emotional weekend for us all BUT, not just sad ones. We also have ones of sheer joy to as we begin to form new memories at our new home! We have so much to be grateful for at our new house... mainly TWO wonderful acres for our FOUR wonderful children to run and play on! This is a good thing!!
Now if I can just find the energy to pull this move off.... we'll see about that one! =)