Well it certainly has been a whirlwind summer around here. From our epic vacation to the announcement I'm about to give you, it has been a summer I won't forget.
We are MOVING!
I'm happy and sad. Before we go into all the details, let me back up and give you a brief background on how we came to this decision.
It's hard being a mom. Yep, I said it. Being a mom is not easy. You have sleepless nights, you cry, and your agonize over your decisions. And ultimately you almost always choose what's best for them over what's comfortable or easy for yourself. Well, that's where we've been. We've prayed and prayed about what is in our daughter's best interest and ultimately we've decided that we need to move into a different school district. We did our research, we toured schools, we had testing done and ultimately we kept coming back to the same conclusion.
So, I'm sad.
I never wanted to move. I'll miss my bathroom. I'll miss my basement. I'll miss my closet. I'll miss my neighbors. Yes, I am whining.
But, I'm happy. When you trust in God's plan, you can feel peace about your decision. It will be good for us. It will be good for her.
And we are blessed. We are blessed with the resources to do this move and to make it work for our family. I'm very aware that this isn't an option for a lot of people, so with that said, I am embracing this new life change and praying for a smooth transition.
And it's an opportunity. An opportunity to have an adventure and to create a new home for our family.
The house checks a lot of the boxes, most of all location, but what it doesn't check is the kitchen of my dreams, a laundry room, or my cement tile in my bathroom, but hopefully, with some TLC and some creative inspiration, it will someday check all those too. What it does have is a whole lot of space and a pool. (Not sure I wanted one, but I'm getting one anyway, lol).
As always, I am so grateful for this community where I can be honest and vulnerable. I appreciate you following along and now I'm ready to take you on a whole new adventure! I'll be sharing lots more details in the coming weeks, but we are hoping to sell our home quickly and get moved by November.
I welcome any suggestions on moving! We've been here 12 years so I am definitely feeling a bit overwhelmed with it all!
And even where to start. And how to properly mourn my bathroom. 🙂
P.S. After much thought and consideration, the hosts of the Wednesday Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party have decided to suspend the party and instead concentrate our efforts elsewhere. Thank you to those who actively participated all these months. I enjoyed so much being a host and will certainly miss all your great link ideas! I hope you will still continue to join me here at the blog.
To life feeling like home!