Since our marriage in 2000, my wife and I have moved five times if I’m remembering correctly, and while that’s not much compared to some (like people serving in our military), it’s enough that I can confidently say that moving sucks! Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun to experience new things, but the packing and preparation is not something I’d call fun. This particular move we’re preparing for though is a little different.
You see, the picture above is one of the first pictures we saw before buying our first home about five years ago now. Not big and fancy, but it’s been a good home for our little family. And in spite of my complaining over the years about not having enough room for six people (it really is pretty small), the prospect of handing the keys over to someone else most definitely brings up some bittersweet emotions.
We’ve got the best neighbors I could’ve ever asked for, and whom I’ll dearly miss when the time finally comes to leave our home. We’ve made great friends who we’ll hopefully keep in touch with, though I already know what distance does…even short distances in the same city or town can turn good, close friends into long lost acquaintances. Still, we’ll do everything in our power to keep in touch with the good people we’ve come to know and love.
There is, of course, the other side though, the adventure that comes with new scenery, new people and new experiences. That part makes me both excited and nervous to be perfectly honest, but I am at least blessed to be taking the journey with my family, making it easier to bear. Without my family, I’d probably never make any big changes, so I guess you could call them a blessing and a curse!
Of course, we still have some work to do before we’re even ready to move (like actually list and sell our house!), so I’ve found myself trying to just take it all in, enjoy the now, and not worry about what the future holds, something that I should certainly do more of anyway! The past is gone and the future ain’t yet here, so for crying out loud, try and enjoy where you’re at right now!