Tonight will be our last sleep in what has been our home for 2 years now. 2 years of wonderful memories. 2 years of celebrations, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and many game nights with our grown kids.
As I sit here in my barren living room I am a little reminiscent of all God has gifted us with these last 2 years.
We had a father pass away last year this next month, and a mother who had to go into memory care. Another mom who has fallen madly in love with a great fellow. Breast cancer, and sobriety birthday’s. Times where people came for AA meetings when Covid first started. This home has proven its worth in our hearts.
We have one daughter in route on a flight to Belgium with her love who plays for the Euro NBA. Another who had her first baby last year, and blessed us to be grandparents. Our Hudson is all boy too! Another who is the twin to the one on the plane who has come to learn herself outside her twin. She loves fishing, hunting, and has become an outdoorsy gal. Then there is the one who lives in Florida, who is Assistant Manager at Starbucks. As well a Disney World freak! Then there is the son who moved to Seattle, and started his schooling in business science. His girl has a biology major, and I don’t think Spokane will see the likes of their Vegan faces again.
All unique, and God gifted. Each changing, and growing into their persons. This holiday we will be in a new place with less faces. Then add Covid into the mix, and who knows?!? My husband, and I love the “empty nest” analogy. We love our kids! We also love being able to just get up, and go wherever whenever. I love watching us grow, and our kids grow. Life is amazing with gracious lessons. With amazing loving moments that make the heart yearn for more blessings. I have learned to accept my life wherever God has me.
I have had my highs, and some very bottom feeder lows in this life of 46 years. Right now I am content right in the middle. This is just for this moment, for tomorrow I do not yet know.
All I know is we are to wake up in the morning expecting a bunch of muscly men, a box truck, and hands that are ready to help us be out of a place we have called our home for 2 years. So today as I polish up the last of what needs to be done, I am in all praise of all the gifts God has given us in the 2 years of living here. We are moving up in life, as some would say. Though I know to never take life for granted, and I will always be grateful for this home. It has had more than enough laughter, tears, and all the makings of the saying “home is where the heart is”.
I think my husband, and I will have a great last night in this place that was gifted to us from our Lord. Then tomorrow when we close the door, we will hold onto all the memories we made behind the key in the rooms we will be saying goodbye to. Then head out to start anew!