I actually packed a suitcase today. I’ll probably have to unpack it and re-pack it a time or two before I leave, but it’s a start. The support of friends here has been invaluable. Over the past few days I’ve sifted through thousands of pictures documenting my family’s lives over the past 30 years and it’s been an incredible walk down memory lane….
It seems odd to be leaving this house where I’ve lived for 26 years, seen my kids grow up, and hosted so many wonderful neighborhood and kid’s parties. It’s been a great place to live–despite recently being declared a sink-hole house, I think of it fondly as ‘mine’. This is MY neighborhood, these are MY neighbors, MY trees, MY memories……and yet what a demonstration that the pieces forming our lives are really only lent to us.
I will miss you all terribly.