Saturday, October 28, 2017

a milestone day

It has been a hectic month for us.
We sold a home that we had lived in for 35 years. 
It has been on the market for 3 years.

I think the reality of this process taking so long
lightened the emotional toll a bit. 
Friday was a bitter sweet day but we are ready to move on.

Our daughter summed up our feelings so well

A new family gets the beautiful house, but we get to keep the beautiful memories.  Tonight, we'll raise a glass to: babies home from the hospital, first steps, birthday parties, first day of school pictures, Thanksgivings with all the cousins, Christmas decorations, busy mornings before school, dinner with the boys on the bench, thousands of sleepovers, WoW gatherings, graduation parties, home-from-college visits, jet-lagged grandbabies, pool days, picnic parties, long porch sits, & so many more.

We couldn't have asked for a better home.”


Stacey said...

Oh I know that must be hard but wonderful too. It's a beautiful house - I'm just shocked that it took 3 years. Looking forward to so much more. :)

Betsy Brock said...

Bittersweet for sure. What a gorgeous home! So happy for you to have sold it after 3 years! Here's to making memories in a new place!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I know this must have been bittersweet for you all. Oh my goodness that little piece your daughter wrote made me cry! New memories are on the horizon for you all. As I have told my family, "I don't care where we do life together as long as we do it together". Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Christine said...

Oh, the emotions!
Amanda has said everything, in her one paragraph.
Funny how we don't see the bittersweet, while going through something, until we are there.
Congratulations, on moving on. Now what?

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Best wishes as you move on to your new home!It is a lovely house you are leaving and I am sure you will miss it. Your daughter's words are so right. Those precious memories are your forever.