Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cha-cha-cha-chaaaaange

So, in my last post I mentioned some changes.

One change, that will hopefully happen very soon, is that we are in the process of selling our house and buying a new one. Yesterday, we finally agreed on numbers, etc. with the seller of the house we want. We went back and forth several times...and finally met in the middle. Only "problem", which is part of the agreement, is that we sell our house before we can close. And we only have 60 days before that agreement ends. So, technically, we have about 45 days to sell our house.

Does that seem crazy??

Well, it is, a little. But I'm banking on faith for this to fall in place perfectly. I'm just not scared, or worried, or nervous. And I'm not always like that. I'm a worrier by nature. My parents are/were worriers, so I learned it well! :) However, there are times in my life when I have this feeling that EVERYTHING is gonna work out. I can't really explain it...but, that's what I'm feeling about this new house. I sure hope I'm right. Because, well, my husband IS freaking out a bit.

Anywho...back to changes...this change is really huge. For me. And my family.

You see...the roof we currently live under, was my parents house. After my mom died, my dad remarried and we all knew he wouldn't want to live in the same house with his new wife. And...for some reason, I just couldn't let the house go. I didn't want anyone but me to paint over the colors she had picked out and painted on these walls. She had finally worked up the courage to paint her house something other than white or off-white and she was so proud of it. I was proud of it. I was proud of her. And she LOVED it. She loved her red kitchen/dining room!

And while this house has been sooo good to us and has "housed" a million memories, it is time to move on. I have a love/hate relationship with this house...and it's time to let go of this piece of my mom. My parents worked hard on this house and have done some beautiful things...and now it's time to let a new family enjoy the fruits of their labor. I've been praying that the perfect family (or single person) will move into this house and be blessed. I want it to the best sitiuation for the new homeowner. I want it to be a relaxing and worry-free transaction.

Speaking of my mom...today would have been her 60th birthday. I can't believe that! Am I really old enough to have a 60 year old mom?! HA! I would have LOTS of black balloons and OVER THE HILL paraphernalia for her! And I would have teased her about being soooo old! I miss her...

(Sorry for the pictureless posts....I'll work on it this week!)
:)

4 comments:

Becky Dietz said...

I'm so proud of you, Ember. And so is your mom. You'll always have the memories...the pictures...the love. And now your kids will, too. Awesome!

Cindy said...

Ember it is so good to begin a new chapter in your life and your new house will hold lots of new things and new times for you and your family. I know you will be sad leaving the house that held so many memories of your mom, but you will hold those memories in your heart and take them with you to your new home. Hugs.

Jennifer said...

I am very excited for your upcoming changes and you seem ready for all that God has planned for you. The next couple of months may be an emotional rollercoaster for you but I know you can handle it! I'm so glad I know you and can call you "friend"!

Sandi C said...

Sister~ I am really proud of you and I am praying for you and Derek he he thru this time. I know it will be emotional for you but God is right there beside you!! When you get to the heavy stuff- hollar at the Clark boys ::))
Smooches