I just made the tearful announcement to my neighbor, so I can now tell all of you...
There is a "For Sale" sign in front of my house.
I was being all brave about it until I saw the sign installation guy hammering away in my front yard just moments ago...I rushed out to tell my neighbor Nichole, who has become one of my very best friends, that we plan on moving to a new house (just a mile away).
Of course, we stood out in her driveway and bawled our eyes out thinking about what this means for us and for our children who love to play together. My kids are very excited about moving to this new house, but I don't think they realize yet what moving really means.
I am thankful for all of the beautiful moments that my family and I have had in this house. And I like that, through blogging, I now have pretty solid evidence that we not only lived here, but that we grew up in many ways here, that we laughed and cried here, that we built solid friendships here.
I am also thankful for the feeling of confirmation that we can move on from this special home, knowing that we did our best and tried to be our best here, and knowing that we're taking the best part of this house with us...our children! But still...it's hard! If I could, I would love to box up my friend (who gives of herself and her time to others so freely) and her family and take them with us! In my dreams, I really would.
Now to sit back and wait for a buyer...Here's a rare peek into my house if you're interested in seeing where the magic happens!!)