Sunday, March 7, 2010

Eighteen Years

In December of last year my husband (Ljn) accepted what some in the IT profession would call the opportunity of a life time, at least that’s how we feel about it. I am happy to say that the timing of this promotion came at a time when both of us were ready for a change of scenery and lifestyle. For me the thought of living and residing close to the beach is right up my alley, for I am a self proclaimed summer girl who could spend her every waking moment with her toes in the sand.

Besides the many things that are associated with selling your home in one state and buying another home in a different state, I didn’t realize how hard it would be to say good-bye to a home that you have lived in for eighteen years. It hit me the other day when I was taking down personal family photos, which is a “must do” task when it comes to selling your home and setting the stage for potential buyers. With most of the family photos gone from their usual places our home had an eerie feeling of emptiness, it was as if it were no longer a home… our home. I was totally caught off guard by my emotions and immediately began to rationalize all of this.

A few days later when I was viewing some more properties it hit me, the packing up of the good dishes and personal items had triggered a sense of mourning. It was then when I realized the memories of living in this house will remain with us, our children, grandchildren, family and close friends forever.

I now have started to rejoice with the thoughts of the many memories that we will make in a different home and new location. We are looking forward to meeting other people and establishing new friendships.

To all of our family and friends we’ll see you at the beach!


“We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.” – Jeremy Irons

Be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead!" - I Peter 1:6

My home is not a place, it is people. ~ Lois Mc Master Bujold

Photos by Trish

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