Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The change of the seasons

Change is in the air and boy am I just thrilled.

It has been a long long winter. The sunshine and warmer weather has never been more welcome. I cleaned my house today with all the windows open. It is lame to say it was amazing? Maybe it was the cleaning part that was that IS lame to say! But you know those days where you're in "the zone" and you get lots of things done and it is so refreshing? Today was one of those days!

Spring is knocking on my door, but that isn't the only change that is happening around here. The biggest one of all.....we are selling our house.

If I would have uttered those words a year ago it would have been through tears. But today I am ready. It is needed, and honestly this is the first time in 2 years that I feel like I can take a deep breath. The fight is almost done. The terms are good, and I am excited to see what the future holds. Don't get me wrong it is still hard. When we told the kids they cried and complained. They really, really don't want to leave their friends. Heck, I don't want them to leave their friends. I don't want to leave my friends here either! This choice was not an easy one and we didn't take anything lightly. But the choice was made prayerfully and with an open mind about the future. We know that this is the best option for us right now. Regardless what people say or think, we tried our hardest.

Who knows how long it will take the house to sell. It could be months. In the mean time I am working my hinny off trying to junk almost everything. Really....I took over 10 bags of garbage bags full to the DI yesterday. (Remind me to tell the story of the bank getting robbed while we where there....that was a fun experience!) Garbage day isn't for another 2 days and my garbage cans are already full. It feels great to be getting rid of excess baggage that we have been holding onto. Physically and emotionally.

Today my heart is full of gratitude for the love and support that we received along this crazy journey over the last few years. This time in our lives could be so much worse if it weren't for our amazing family and friends. I don't know how to thank everyone. My mom and dad have always told me that sometimes the only "thank you" you can give is to pay it forward and help someone in the same situation some day. This is my goal.


The Piquant Storyteller said...

Wow! What a great post. Where are you moving to? I wish you the best in trying to sell your house and move on in your journey. I will never forget my amazingly hard yet rewarding experience of selling our house in Utah to end up renting in California. I wish you well. May your faith grow and your family ties grow stronger as well.

Wendy said...

Congrats on the big journey can always come to AZ! Lots of homes here and plenty of friends to share the love :)

Amy said...

I am excited for you and curious about what your future holds!!! I'll follow Wendy's lead but say come to AK!!! hahaha! While it's expensive to live here, the economy hasn't been hit as bad as the lower 48.

Well...Congrats....can't wait to here more details. I've moved....ummm....PLENTY of times so let me know if you need any tips!

Reyna said...

OK, you, me, and Leighann are all selling? WEIRD. Good for you...on getting out the 10 bags of garbage etc. I did that 5 or so weeks ago and it is so freeing.

Our house has been on the market for a month. We have had like 17 showings - it is a lot of work, but we are hanging in there...we are keeping our fingers crossed to sell soon. We are staying local...just want a little more space. Where are you moving?


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phonelady said...

Oh so you are joining me in this god awful thing known as moving I hope yours moves quicker than mine ,I think we are finally making progress maybe another two wks before we get the paper work but I hope sooner my dear , well I hope your move goes well and fast and before you know it you will be in your new home ,

Jenni said...

We love you guys. Maybe this is a huge step into a new phase of great things in your lives. Let us know what we can do to help! I'm glad you're breathing a little easier, we can relate to that feeling! *hugs*


Becky said...

I was looking back at old posts on my blog....and found one from you when I was waiting to hear about whether or not I was pregnant with MY Little Dude!! Now he's almost THREE!!! WOW!!!!

Anyway, it is heartwarming to hear the sense of peace and optimism in your "voice" Praying for good things for you and your sweet, precious family. Gods time is ALWAYS perfect. Looking forward to hearing where your journey takes you next. :)

Holly said...

I know you have plans to stay in your general area but for what it's worth, come to Grantsville. Houses are cheap as dirt ;-) I should know, I owe about $20,000 more than my house could sell for.
The spring cleaning is so necessary and so cleansing. I am looking forward to a big yard sale this year.

Jen said...


I, for one, am pretty sad, and not excited AT ALL that you are planning a new journey. You sure it can't be where you currently are?

Oh well. I do wish you luck, and know that you will be missed (by more than one cosmic redhead).

RaCeNMoMmY said...

Good luck in your new adventure!! I always pray for the best for your family.