We have been so busy trying to get everything done that it hardly seems real that we will be moving across the country in a few days. I am very excited about finally heading out west & starting this new chapter in our lives but it has been hard saying goodbye to all of our good friends.
These words pretty much sum up how I'm feeling....
"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." - Anatole France
& although my Home will always be wherever I'm with him (& them) this little house will hold a special place in my heart forever. We moved in just a few weeks before we got married & I can remember the overwhelming sensation of gratitude & love that this place was "ours." These walls hold so much love, laughter & happiness from the last 3+ years, I know our time here will never be forgotten.
& who can forget the day during one winter that a pipe froze & burst in our wall causing most of the downstairs to flood, we lost some carpet & had to cut some huge holes in the wall to repair the pipe. I cried a lot that day...but the water dried, the holes got patched, the floor got tiled, we can laugh about it now & most importantly we survived, like we always will.
I painted these walls and then painted them again....
I created my little business here & poured my heart into watching it grow into something that I am so proud of.
We fostered our marriage here; we grew as individuals & as a couple. We learn more about each other every day (even after 10 years) & I'm so thankful to have him as my partner in life.
We made big plans for our future here & found the bravery to start to follow through with them.
We made so many amazing memories here...
I wish I could shrink you down & put you in my pocket, sweet little house of mine but instead I will carry you in my heart forever, for you are but a small chapter in this amazing story we are writing of our lives.
So...goodbye to my striped entryway walls, goodbye to our sweet little picket fence & yard, goodbye to my big bathroom window with a view, goodbye to my little Georgia house on the hill. ♥