Thursday, October 16, 2008

Changes

This is going to be a surprising post.

We have put our house on the market. The house that we have brought 2 new babies home to, the house where so many memories have been made, the house where tears have been shed and happy times have been celebrated. We have worked and worked to landscape the yard, build a play set and pond, create a huge garden, and also to maintain it all.

But... When we moved to Southern Utah 9 years ago, we never meant for it to be forever. We wanted a little distance to start our life together and then move back closer to our families. Little did we know how hard it would be to pull up the roots. Tyler and I have learned to trust and rely on eachother. We have created an environment for our family which is unique, but works well for us. We have been through just about every emotion together, as well as some drastic highs and lows. I don't believe it was necessary to be out on our own in this world to have the strong relationship that we do, but there were definately times it would have been easier to ask for help rather than figuring it out on our own.

For the first time since we have lived here, we are no longer tied to partners and obligations. If we don't take this opportunity to move closer to our families, I am afraid that we may never have the chance again before our kids are grown. I want them to really know their grandparents. I want to be able to see our parents more. I want to be closer to help them with things and also to be able to have their support at times.

So while I am excited for that goal to happen, I am very anxious about the unknowns. Life is comfortable here. We love our house, our friends, our neighbors. We have a great dance studio and schools for our kids. I know where things are at in my favorite stores. We have doctors and dentists that we trust. We have a pretty comfortable routine. All of that is about to be uprooted and changed. Will I know how to put all of the pieces back together?

4 comments:

Kristy said...

Yea moving is a big one. You have to do what feels right for you. How I wish I lived closer to the Grandparents. Good luck with it. Al least your blog will still be in the same place :)

stratton said...

You are one of the strongest people I know!! You will move and get right into the swing of things so fast you won't believe it, and Kristy is right, at least we all have your blog!!
xoxo
You will be missed so much more than you know ;)

dandjyoung said...

Good For You! We had those feelings at one time, listed our house on a monday and sold it on tuesday...it was definitely stressful but it all worked out. I'm sure things will be great. Good Luck!

whitney said...

JENNNYYYY!!
Does that mean you will be moving back to CO?
That would be awesome. I'd love to meet your little girls and you could meet Ray!
eeekk!
xo