Oops- thought I published this on Friday! Better late than never, I suppose!
As I sit here for quite possibly my final quiet (aka- kid-free) morning in this little house that we have called home for the past 8 1/2 years, and eat my frozen yogurt (when the kids are away, mama will eat ice cream for breakfast! But it’s frozen yogurt… and it has berries… so I can justify it!), I am struck with the reality of goodbye. There is so much good coming in our life, so much change and excitement- the loan was approved, the sellers are hanging in with the deal (despite the meddling neighbor’s best efforts), and we should get the keys mid-next week sometime. Our life is about to be turned on its head! And even though so much of it is good, and what we have been dreaming about for years, there are those fleeting moments when the reality of it all hits me and my head screams, “NO WAIT! STOP! NEVERMIND! I’LL STAY RIGHT WHERE I’M AT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!”
And then The Carpenter comes alongside me and reminds me of all the good and all those dreams and I calm a bit… and I possibly plead with him for a quick remodel schedule so that we aren’t staying in our 5th wheel on the property for too long. Because the fact of the matter is that I’m not excited yet. Right now it all still feels like a lot of work and a lot of waiting. I think the excitement will come closer to when we are actually getting settled in the house, nesting, decorating and preparing for yet another major change in our life- adding our little girl to our family!
So, as I spend another day packing boxes, preparing for this momentous week, readying myself to say goodbye to all we have ever known as a couple or a family, I am also gearing up to say “Hello” to a whole new life.
There is such life-changing power in “Goodbye.”
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