It's Almost Time to Say Good-Bye

Tonight will be the last time I go to sleep in the house where I have lived for almost four years.

This is the house my husband and I moved into shortly after getting married. This is the house where I lived when I had my first child, dealt with the first time my husband was deployed to Afghanistan, had our first two dogs, and where I’ve raised my son for three years.

Even though it’s just a rental house, it’s still the place I’ve lived for four years of my life and where I’ve gone through many life changes. I’ve done school in that house, I’ve had friends come hang out, watched movies, had slumber parties (grown-ups can do that!) conquered many a video game and just basically had a good time.

There have been some annoying things, like when the roof leaked, the basement kind of flooded, the furnace went out in winter.

We’re moving to a smaller house and losing some storage space, but that’s okay. I think it’s a good time to move as we get ready for the next chapter of married and family life with The Hatchling on it’s way.

Tonight I’ll say good-bye to that old house and Friday I’ll say good-bye to my Day Job. Saturday I’ll say good-bye to the city completely.

It’s not the first time I’ve moved, and certainly won’t be the last, but it’s bittersweet nonetheless πŸ™‚

Posted by Sarah Jayne

3 comments

contrarymom

I wish you and your family the best! Saying goodbye is hard for me, too.

Leaving is difficult, but as you say so many new adventures await – and we are so very excited that you will be close. And don’t worry – we aren’t “those” kind of in-laws πŸ™‚

Sarah Jayne Nantais

lol I will be very surprised if you and Mum manage to annoy us at all! We will welcome the visits I’m sure and Malcolm will be very excited to have Grampy more often πŸ™‚

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