Faith, Life

New home

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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.”
-C.S. Lewis

Reflecting on life as we settle in the new home. Hope everyone has a great weekend 🙂

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6 Comments

  1. Keaton

    July 27, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Seriously love it Katelyn. Thanks for sharing, I’m wishing your crew the best in your new house.

    1. Katelyn Perkins

      July 27, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      Thank you Keaton!

  2. Carol Saragusa

    July 28, 2013 at 9:37 am

    I love your outlook on life and I love the sincerity and vulnerability of your blog. It is hard to constantly move, especially when you’re babies are young. Pictures of the places where they grew up always bring back warm memories of the places you lived. The fun side for your kids is that they get a new adventure to explore in their new home. They nest when you build that nest for them. Familiar things in their room let them know it’s home and new things make them feel like it’s brand new. In the end, it’s your love and stability as parents that make it a secure place where they feel safe…and that has very little to do with the walls and the flooring. Enjoy your new place!

    1. Katelyn Perkins

      July 28, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      So true, thank you Carol 🙂

  3. Cynthia Hagens

    July 28, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Looking forward to seeing your new place:-) Enjoy your blog a lot!

    1. Katelyn Perkins

      July 28, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      Thanks so much!

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