Monday, September 15, 2008

Home

As I am deep in the process of packing up our belongings for the impending move I have found myself with much more emotion than expected. When we first moved into the condo 4 years ago, we knew that it would be temporary. We didn't know how long temporary would be, so I guess I wasn't sure how attached I would become to this place. Then in a very short period of time it became clear that our time in the condo was coming to an end and I found myself looking at each detail of our surroundings with the want to memorize our lives as they are now. I remember back to when we first moved in and Grace was just a few months old, she had all of her firsts in this home, first teeth, first steps, first birthday. Alexis had just begun Kindergarten and Jimmy & I had been married just over a year. James was thought of, decided on, prayed for and brought home from the hospital here.

There have been so many big changes in our lives and family while residing within these walls, I can't help but be connected to every square foot. It is our Home, it is where we have loved and laughed and lived. We move on, knowing that we no longer fit very well and that this change was expected to happen at some point in time, our family is growing and there are adventures ahead. There will be more houses in our future and I have no question that each of them will become our Home. I know that if these walls could talk they would have one amazing story to tell. I am grateful for the blessings that have come into our lives while here and for the friends that have been made.

Where is your Home? Who is your Home?

I have learned that it is not a matter of the size, location or furnishings that make a Home but by the people within.



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These are a few of the places in our home that I want to remember and three of the reasons why.

10 comments:

John and Heather Davis said...

It is hard to pick up and move when you have so many roots planted! It is a reasurance though to now that its your beautiful family that made it a home and your next house will be filled with all of the comforts and joy and love and memories as your current one is!:)

Heather B said...

Packing! Sad! I SHOULD have tagged you, what a gorgeous, darling home you have.

I wish you didn't have to go.

Leah and Dustin said...

That's one DANG cute home!!!

Rachel said...

I've never actually moved from a place I actually call home (since I've been an adult). I'm sure that is hard, but you are right...at least you get to pack up your 4 most valuable items!

Liz - Jess said...

I know we will be at this point someday, leaving our home we've made so many memories in. As exciting as new adventure is, the thought of leaving the place you have been raising your kids is just hard. But you are right, in time your new place will become home and all is well. You take the best parts of your home with you.

By the way, your home IS beautiful. Very nice pics!

Jill Mennig said...

I love your home and envy your adventure. Good luck with everything!

Steph said...

You will surely be missed. I know we havent see each other in a while, but you are a great friend to me. Thanks. Love the condo, I think I might want to buy it, furnished of course. let us know when the big day is and KIT. love ya

Kasey Eyre said...

I felt the same way when we moved from our first home to the one we live in now. But it took no time to make memories here. Whenever we are walking back from taking Trevor to school Colin will say, "There is our home." I love how he says HOME and not HOUSE.

The Biggs said...

I hated packing up our last home...we, too, had mountains of memories in that place! The adventure of moving on to some place new is always exciting, and yet scary, but so many NEW memories await to be made!

Good luck with the move!

Shelley & Jake said...

I agree! I'm totally attached to pretty much all of our homes. I hope that whoever lives in them now loves them just as much and takes good care of them!