Friday, June 23, 2006

It Is Done

Today our house recorded and is officially sold. Thank you for all of you who have been praying for us.

It is funny, though. I thought I would be celebrating on this day when I could finally consider our move complete and our family settled. But it is more complicated than that. A major chapter in our lives has ended. The house where we lived for seven years, where our children came home from the hospital, and learned to walk and talk, is no longer ours. The kitchen I remodeled to be exactly the way I wanted it to be belongs to someone else. Another child is sleeping in the rooms my children slept and dreamed so many dreams in.

On the other hand, I am relieved that this is now behind us. The financial concerns have lessened. And, after all, the memories are in our hearts and heads, not in the walls of the house. And I am so glad to know that it has a new family that loves it, a family with children who will fill the house with laughter and love as it should be.

Congratulations to the new owners. May your time in your new home be blessed. You have found a wonderful neighborhood and community. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Annie Bizzi said...

Thank the LORD! I have had your house (and your family) on my prayer list for so long it just comes automatic. I finally get to "remove" this plea and move it to the "thank you for answering my prayer" list...
I am so happy your financial stress is gone, but like you said, so sad that your family is not here in that home that we too felt was so special.
Well, our prayers will continue for your family as always.