I am sad. I really don't want to leave this house. And the thing is...I LOVE our new home. I am excited for what's to come. I really am. I let myself fall in love with this home though. I had never done that before. I have always lived in places that I knew were temporary. This was the one home that I knew we would be raising our family in...the home that we would love and make our own over the years. Ugh. It's just a house...I know. I just can't shake that icky feeling. And honestly, our new home has a little bit less square footage than our current home and a smaller yard. Because of those things, I honestly don't know if it is the home that we will be in for years to come. It might be, but we know that in 5 years or so, we may want to get a larger place. I hate the thought of moving into a home that might not be where we are for the long haul. It's the reality for us right now though. Sean is in school, my photography businesses are still growing and we didn't want to be house poor, so we purchased a home that we knew we would be able to afford comfortably right now. Unfortunately, homes in the area we wanted to be in (for the schools and such) are just more pricey, so what we could afford comfortably wasn't going to provide us with as much square footage and yard space. Once Sean completes school and starts his new career as a Nurse Practitioner and my photography businesses continue to grow, we may end up making ONE MORE move. Although, the house isn't small...it's just that we've been spoiled with LOTS of square footage in our current home...so maybe this will be our forever house. We've learned over the last few years...and continue to learn...that things never seem to go as planned. Well, I believe they do go according to His master plan, but that plan is often not in line with my own plans! Ha.
All of that to say that I haven't started packing...at all. I probably should start working on that. We are moving closing 2 weeks from Thursday. I think I will cry when I walk out of this house for the last time. :(