They say “home is where the heart is”. Well our hearts have been here in this house for the last six and a half years. Ellie was just a year when we moved in and we have brought two more babies home here since then. We’ve celebrated seven Christmases, six Halloweens, six summers, five Thanksgivings, countless numbers of laughs and tears here. Memories of Zach’s first steps, Ellie running down the stairs to see if Santa had come, Caileigh meeting her sister and brother, and all those nights cuddling on the couch. This is the home where we became a family of five.
I’m sad that Zach and Caileigh won’t remember a home that played such and important part in our lives.
I’m sad that some of the projects and plans I had for this home won’t get done.
I’m sad that I have to leave behind the projects that we did complete.
I’m sad to leave behind the memories that we created with friends and family.
I’m happy that we had the opportunity to call this house our home for the last almost seven years.
I’m going to miss waking to my view of San Diego.
I’m going to miss Zach and Ellie running around the backyard.
I’m going to miss watching Ellie perfecting her soccer skills and cartwheeling across the yard.
I’m going to miss watching Zach swinging that golf club with the hot air balloons floating beautifully behind him.
I’m going to miss watching the sun set into the Pacific Ocean sipping on a drink while camped out on our outdoor couch.
I’m going to miss looking out our back windows at Christmas time and seeing the valley all lit up.
I’m going to miss wine nights with girl friends, though there will be more at the new house.
I’m going to miss seeing fireworks in the distance.
I’m going to miss those summer nights hanging out in the backyard with our friends from out of town, laughing for hours.
We’re all going to miss Maggie our Magnolia who we’ve watch grow taller than our house.
I know that we’re going to make new memories in our new house and we’re all excited to start that journey. For today though, before the packers come and pack away our home, I think it’ll be ok to just be sad that we’re leaving her. We’ll miss you Maggie.