We found out last week – we are getting the house we put in an offer on! The house in the lovely neighborhood. The house that is in the middle of the city but walking distance from a little park with fields, playgrounds, and ponds. The house that simply felt right the first time we walked in the door.
We get the keys in ten day. It feels right. I am excited for the memories, the adventures, the laughter, and even the tears that we will share in our new house.
This will be the house where Cody and Carter grow from children to young adults. Where the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and even Santa will be “found out” – although I hope the magic of each and everyone of them linger on into their adulthood as they have done for me. This might be the driveway I will stand at the end of waving furiously as they, one at a time, drive away to begin independent lives of their own.
It is the house where Husband and I will gracefully (I hope) tiptoe from middle-aged to, well, older than middle-aged.
I hope this house realizes that I have high expectations for it. There will be a lot of growth and changes. There will be highs and lows. And there will be gatherings – BBQs, Pie Days, Practice Thanksgivings, as well as the traditional holidays, and perhaps we will create and carry on new gatherings that will become tradition in our family.
I am ready. A new chapter in this wonderful, crazy life.