We are taking another big “step” towards our goal of slowing down and simplifying. A few of weeks ago our house went on the market and we accepted an offer shortly after. It’s such a bittersweet decision for us. This was the first house we purchased and over the years we have turned this house into a home. We lived here when we got married and brought both our precious babies home to these walls. It absolutely breaks my heart to think about saying goodbye to the neighbors we love so much and that we won’t be the ones to gather the strawberries we planted last summer.
But we knew this step was inevitable to meet our big dreams.
And I am hanging onto the words of Shauna Niequist from this morning’s timely devotional,
“when life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate.
And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.”
Last fall my husband started a job that was over an hour away. We decided he would commute for a while before we made any decisions to move. After a long winter of more then 2 hours of daily commuting we decided now was the time to try to sell. Not having him home in time for dinner and barely having time to even read the girls a story at night is a sacrifice that doesn’t work for our family.
So, as long as our home sale goes through we will be moving to Toledo, Ohio. We are looking for something with a bit of character, a place that inspires us to live intentionally, and if we’re super lucky- enough room for a few chickens. We are even exploring the idea of home schooling- yikes!
Unlike our move to Florida, I am happy this move won’t take us very far so I can continue business as usual with the clients I love and also visit family and friends as often as we would like.
I thought I would share a quote I saw on Pinterest that pretty much sums up how I feel about all our recent moving around….
“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart will always be elsewhere.
That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.”