We moved Friday! We signed our lease while we were up in Minnesota, flew home Monday, packed everything up in three days, and moved Friday! We really like our new home. It has a couple improvements over the last one, which makes the effort of moving feel more worthwhile 🙂
Part of moving I really like. Having a fresh start, reevaluating what we have, want, & need as we pack, and cleaning out all the expired food in the pantry & dried up bottles of super glue in the drawer feels good.
But then part of moving I really don’t like. Part of leaving the places where we’ve made special memories feels sad.
I ran in our old place tonight to grab something and it just looked so lonely. And the contrast of all the happy moments we’d had there to the emptiness made me cry. Walking through the room Alia was born in. Looking in the kitchen and in my mind seeing little two year old Kaden standing on a chair watching his Kitchenaid. There are days that feel so long, but then there are moments when life feels so fast.
I’ve moved enough times to know that it’s not the place but the people that make a home. And we are so happy to have a safe, warm, beautiful new place. But there’s part of me that still longs for a permanent home.
It makes me think of how a wise man once said,
“If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.”
Reflecting on life as we settle in the new home. Hope everyone has a great weekend 🙂