Simple Sunday – New Chapter

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.

Small Plants in Rock Crack

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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7 Responses to Simple Sunday – New Chapter

  1. Mary Ann says:

    Houses are a blessing! My husband and I are at the stage where we could move onto a smaller version, but I can’t leave our blessing. The roots are too deep. Here’s to your future roots! May they run deep! 🙂

    • shoes says:

      Thank you! I am very much a person who embraces settling in and allowing those roots to grow. This last year of flux, living in an apartment, have been really hard on me. I can’t wait until we can move in and get settled.

  2. So happy about you!!!! Specialty, because we are in the middle of the same process, but I am not saying anything else, we still didn’t get keys and things are just in the middle.

    • shoes says:

      Oh! I will send positive thoughts your way and wish you all the best on getting your keys too. The process seems to take forever and is not as much fun as I had envisioned it would be.

      • Thank you a lot for thoughts. 🙂 There is balancing between excitement and worries that something will go wrong. We both need a lot of patience and in my case not to get overexcited too.

  3. Yoga Mama says:

    congratulations! Wonderful! I’m really happy for you.

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