This week we are busy packing up our house, and moving our belongings over to our new home. It is time to move but it is always a little sad when you leave a home. No matter how long you live somewhere, from the moment you arrive you start making memories. We have only lived here eighteen months, but so much has happened since we arrived.
|I won't miss the mess|
Of course the most memorable event that occurred in this house was the birth of our beautiful daughter. It seems strange that in a few days we will no longer be able to return to the bathroom where she arrived.
|We will remember Alicia's eventful birth|
Despite this house being quite small, we have loved living here and I have said in the past I was content with this home. When we found out Alicia was on her way, most people asked whether we would be moving to a bigger house. Moving was the last thing on my mind when I found out I was pregnant. I just wanted things to stay the same and not have to deal with packing to move or cleaning a bigger house.
However, next year our church will be starting a new congregation so we decided that it was the right time to move into the area where the church will be located. We are keen to begin to form connections in the local community and enrol my eldest into the pre-school. We also decided that, with a growing family an extra bedroom would make life more comfortable. It was these things that led us to make the decision to move.
There is always a loss when you move (along with many gains). I will miss my under cover washing line, I will miss the easy to clean house, I will miss living close to baby/cat sitters, I will miss living close to the lake/park/pizza shop but I am thankful for all the good things I have enjoyed here.
The time is right and we are very excited to move into our new home, but we are thankful for the time we have spent at this house. This week we begin to create wonderful new family memories in a new home and I can't wait.
|We will remember Claire sleeping on the window still|
Do you get excited about moving?