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Ready to Leave, Sad to Go

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?
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  1. Yes, I didn't think you had been in that place long. Seems to be the way in ministry – lots of moving about. I'm sure you will be able to make just as much mess in the new place! ;-)

    • I am sure we will just use the extra space to spread the mess. Tim laughed at me when I told him that I was hoping no toys would go into a certain room. I know it was wishful thinking…but a girl can dream :)

  2. Some big memories made there Lisa. But what an adventure with a new congregation. I can completely understand wanting to get into the thick of things already. We lived out of town for 6 months last year and were a little disconnected from the church we had chosen to base ourselves in. Moving into a house belonging to the parish 5 minutes from church and 3minutes from the church school has fixed that! All sorts of doors opened. BTW we go to selection panel in 2 weeks! EEK! Here's praying we will be in this place for a bit longer. :)

  3. That is so exciting for you. I will pray for you guys that you can continue to serve there.
    We noticed that there is kid stuff in the yard next door so I am hoping to meet another mum. We have not had regular relationships with neighbours since I was a kid. I love meeting new people so I can't wait and it will help that our church is in the local school dance hall (yes, the school has a fancy new hall for dance). I am sure I will be posting about the changes in my life when the congregation starts so you can hear how it goes.

  4. Growing up we were not allowed to take toys into our lounge room- and i have no recollection of toys ever going in there! It was for adult guests and music practice only. Mum said she needed one room to stay tidy, and now as a mum i can understand that totally! (not that we've done it. Ourhouse layout doesnt work for it)

  5. I'm going to be sad when we leave this house. We've been here for nearly 5 years, and it's been home. But we would like to buy a house soon so I guess it's inevitable

  6. That gives me hope. So far so good 24 hours without toys in the other room….although there is a tiny ugg boot :)

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