I was racing around the house preparing dinner tonight and it hit me.
Tonight is the last night my kids will sleep in our house.
The house we brought them home from the hospital to.
The house where we run, jump, play, learn, argue and grow.
The only house they’ve ever known.
We are in the midst of moving week. The moving truck comes bright and early on Thursday, but tomorrow night the boys are going to spend the night with Grandma and Grandpa so Josh and I can finish packing things and be ready to rock on Thursday morning.
I haven’t moved in a number of years and it’s really been a roller coaster of emotions. From selling the house we are in, to finding a new one, to the packing (and purging and organizing as we go) and now we approach the move itself.
Through the whole process I have been surprised at all the different feelings and emotions that have come up. Most importantly this process has really united our family and reminded me to keep my focus on and trust in God. He is in control. Not me. Things will happen according to His plan and purpose. Not mine.
This week I’ve enjoyed engaging in one of my favorite forms of therapy. Reading. Cozy mysteries in particular. I’d like to tell you I have a “cooler” genre of literature I turn to for comfort, but for me, nothing beats curling up at the end of a long day with a mystery and getting lost in the world the author weaves into the pages. Nothing too deep. Just a good old fashioned “who done it” mystery with our bad guy getting what is coming to him by the end of the book.
This week I picked a book from a new series I’ve been enjoying, “A Tale of Two Biddies” from the The League of Literary Ladies series by Kylie Logan and Agatha Christie’s “The Big Four.” I always love an Agatha Christie mystery and this one was much enjoyed this week. The League of Literary Ladies series is fun because in addition to the main character owning a Bed & Breakfast (something I’d love to do someday), it’s also set in Put In Bay. A village located on South Bass Island close to where Josh grew up in Ohio.
Also, if you are interested, here are a couple posts I’ve wrote on other blogs recently:
Celebrating the Church Year in May on Katie Luther Sisters
Keeping the Bedtime Routine When Daddy is Working Late on Grabbing the Good Life
I am now headed back to enjoy my last few hours snuggling my boys on our last night in this house. Knowing that no matter where we lay our heads, it will be home as long as we’re together.