Today is the day we get the keys to our new home.
These are exciting times for my family. We've never moved before, we've been surrounded by the same people, places and things for 20+ years.
I have asked myself this question "Why are you moving?"
I've also fielded this question from many curious friends, family and acquaintances.
The only answer I can come up with is "It's time".
It really is time to move on. I moved here with my hubby when I was 18. I was so young, so naive and had so much to learn about life and love.
Over the past 20 years my hubby and I have turned this home into exactly what we saw in it the day we bought it. We worked hard side by side to renovate and update each and every part of it with our own hands.
This house is a part of who we were, who we are now and who we are going to be tomorrow because of all the time we spent together working on it. Those times weren't always happy, however it is exactly those times that taught me about forgiveness, unconditional love and acceptance.
So now, sitting here as the person I am today. I no longer need what this house has given me in the past. It is time to step into a new space and reality, it is time to take what this home has taught me and apply it to a new life. And I am grateful for the opportunity.
Last night as I laid in bed, I gave silent thanks to this home for welcoming us as a young couple, for allowing us to transform her with our love and for nurturing us and our children as our family grew and grew and grew.
Now it is time to move on.