The title of this entry is “The Self-Indulgent One”. No, I am not talking about myself per se. But, I am talking about this blog post. Yep, it’s going to be self-indulgent.
Over four years ago, we moved into my dream house. One small issue was the driveway. If you’re not careful when you back out, your tail pipe will scrape at the very top of the driveway.
Today, I officially closed on the house I have loved in my hometown. I know 4 years is not long at all (especially compared to people like my parents who have lived in their house for 25+ years). But. I loved our house. I loved the neighbors. And the neighborhood. I loved the city. I loved being 5 minutes from mama and daddy. Most of all, I love the memories of special moments made and celebrated in our home…
My parent’s 40th wedding anniversary.
My husband being commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy.
My sister’s bridal shower.
My nephews “swimming” in the huge whirlpool tub.
My 30th birthday party.
Writing and finishing my doctoral dissertation.
Sunday School fellowships
Dinners with friends.
Home parties (Pampered Chef and 31 are my fave!)
Evenings on the screen porch
Swinging on the hammock.
Drinking tanners lemonade.
The list goes on. And you can see that some of the simple things in life make it to the list. I think those are the moments I am going to miss the most. But, I also know that just like we have special memories from the years before we lived in this house, we will continue to have these moments regardless of where we are. And while it is so. hard. to make this move, we fully trust in God’s plan and are so excited about what He is doing in our lives. Bonus: we know we will get to visit home fairly often.
Today, as I was pulling out of the driveway for the last time, I scraped my tailpipe. For the last time. I cried. I laughed. And I knew everything was going to be okay.
Told you this one was going to be self-indulgent.