Well, it finally happened. We closed on our condo on Friday. Moved out Saturday and Sunday. Left the keys on the counter and said goodbye for good on Monday. Phew!
I did great on Friday and Saturday, but by the time Sunday rolled around, I kind of fell apart. All I could think was, “This is my home. The place I’ve been the happiest in my life. The place I feel safe and secure. Someone tell me why the heck I’m leaving here?!?!” Of course, David being the most practical person in the world did just that. “We’re getting a new home Beck. A better home. We’ll be happier and have even better memories there, just wait.” I love that man and how he can speak such simple, loving, practical words to my heart.
I did much better on Monday as we said our final goodbye to our beloved home. No tears, no second guessing our decision, no sadness. I left happy and ready to embark on the next phase of our living situation.
A few pictures of our last trip there…
Speaking of our next phase of living….we have everything moved into David’s parent’s house, where we will be living for the next 4-6 months while our new house is being built. We’re trying to get by on the bare essentials to prevent having to unpack all of our boxes. While it’s hard, I think it’s easier than having to unpack everything, only to repack it in a few months when we leave. The hardest part is not having all of my kitchen “stuff”! I can’t find my knives, so I can’t chop an onion. I can’t find my mixing bowls, so I guess there’s no baking in my near future (probably for the best, I’m such a horrible baker!). So I foresee a lot of frozen pizza in our future…at least until David’s parents get here!
Here’s a picture of me and Miles in our new space…
On a totally unrelated note, I had a wonderful revelation last night. David and I went out to dinner with some friends who all have children. We spent the last part of our time together talking about hilarious stories about things that their kids said and did that week. I don’t think I’ve laughed that hard in a long time. David and I left the restaurant and I literally jumped up and down saying “I’m so excited for a family! I’m so excited for a family!” The Becky 2 years ago would have been shocked to see the Becky in the parking lot last night. I’m so excited that I’m actually excited to have a family….it’s been a long journey to get to this point!