Monday, May 17, 2010
Well it is official - today at 12:32 pm MST we bought a house! Our new house in the West.
I have kind of always thought I should have been a pioneer woman and made the trek out West to settle and thought I was born 160 years later than I was supposed to. So I guess my 3.5 hour plane ride from D.C. will be my trek out west. (pathetic)
Thanks to the power of attorney Jeff signed our life away for our new Casa while I spent the afternoon home waiting for his phone call that it is done.
Last night our ward had a open house for one missionary who came home and two families who were moving. (we were one of the families)
I didn't even bring my camera! The thought of it being the end was kind of too much. I am so stinkin emotional. I found myself standing on the out skirts of over 100 people talking, laughing, more talking and more laughing. It felt like the night was in slow motion. I kept thinking to myself, "so much for not planting any roots here and keeping my heart to myself."
I feel like the end of the book The Giving Tree, where the tree is just a big, fat stump and it has given all of it's self away. I don't know if I have any heart left to take with me to the west because I feel like all 2 ventricles are here, 1 is swimming in Nashville and one drying out in New Orleans. (which by the way if you live around here, get flood insurance! Every place I move from gets drenched once I leave)
So, MOVING STINKS. There is just no way around it. If you meet anyone who has just moved near you or into your church congregation just jump out of your comfort zone and HUG the guts out of them, because they need it.
I feel like I am now living in two worlds. Trying to pick paint colors for the house but still planning what the Youth group will be doing on Wednesday night. Getting my kids into the new elementary school but helping get the class gift for the teacher here. Trying to find a cute young boy to the mow the lawn at our new home while I am power washing the deck here (only because I want every dime of our deposit back)
So, I am off for a week of spinning wheels and using up all the Kleenex in my house. The crazy thing is that I would not do it any other way but to jump all in.
Posted by everything pink! at 8:18 PM