We are selling our home.
And yes, my belly hurts.
This home was my grandparents house for 45 years. And ours, for the last decade. It has been filled with so much love, laughter and joy. With only two owners, each couple shared respect and tru happiness, within these walls. And so many beautiful, little smiles within the bright green grass and under the mystical trees, on this little corner.
More than anything, I am heartbroken over leaving my favorite Catalpa trees. The week they flower, creating a canopy of sweet smelling beauty, is my favorite week of each year. I can not begin to imagine how many bowls of Catalpa bean soup have been prepared by little hands.
For thirty years, generations have watched the Harvest Days parade, which passes along both sides of our corner. (Hopefully, the new owners may like us enough to let us squat?!)
And for 8 years, all three children have snapped their 'First Day of School' picture in the same spot. So many happy smiles.
So why would we possibly leave??
We have three very busy children, with three baseball teams and three full event calenders. We have one nearly teenage son, busting at the seems of his clothes, shoes and bedroom (who could use more space from his sassy little sisters). We hope to both simplify our life, while gaining more space for our growing Five Family.
I pray we find buyers, who will continue to fill this house with love. With compassion. With new happy memories. This home was my safe place. My warm nest. And now it is simply time for this family to relocate to another beautiful tree.