It wasn't that long ago that our home pruchasing venture fell through and we chose to stay in our little cottage. Life is so different now, with the birth of our children and so many changes with Todd's work situatoin. It's been a wonderful year with our babies in this house, but we are all very ready to move on. The quirks of this home have proven to be a bit too much with two very mobile, and very curious children. And it's been quite a challenge for Todd to manage three jobs along with all of the work it takes to keep this place warm and safe. Not to mention, the ant infestation has nearly driven me to insainty.
So this weekend we say goodbye. We are moving to a home on my parent's land just north of here. It's twice the space with a wonderful layout. Jude and Ivy will have grass to play in, everyone will have real bedrooms, and big clean bathrooms. Our laundry can be done inside the house, and we can flip a switch to heat our home. We will have space to store our things without the risk of mice destruction. We can all properly fit around our dining table for meals, without the fear of an entire colony of ants being attracted by a single missed crumb. I think life will be quite a bit easier for all of us.
Yesterday, Jane and another neighboor came by to take some pictures of the cottage for potential renters. I found myself feeling kind of jealous of the family that may move in. I guess I just hope they love it as much as we have. What a wonderful home it has made for us. This is the longest either of us have lived anywhere in quite awhile....we have so many memories from the past three and a half years. It has truly been our little hollow. A space carved out for us to enjoy eachother, our children, and to see God's beauty and creativity all around us in every season. We thank God for this place, for Tony & Jane and all of our neighbors. We will always look back on this first little home of ours with memories of warmth, solace, rejuvination, and love.