Friday, January 25, 2008

the final countdown...

we have one more night in this home, in this town. i am rocked to my core and i am scared. i know once it is over, it will be etched in history and I can get on with it. until then, i just have to be real and hold on tight.

it feels so strange to be sitting in my house that a few days ago felt so comfortable and so much like home...and today it feels so uncomfortable and lonely. as the moving company was here yesterday taking down, packing, and loading...i found myself just wandering around peering into the bright pink and yellow rooms that ella and madeline have spent so much time in. i can't believe that in a matter of hours, we will get in our car and leave. we are leaving so much more than these four walls. we are leaving the birthplace of our children - one that likely they will never remember. we are leaving friends that have known our kids since the moment they were born. we are leaving the place that jeffrey and i started our life together. simply...we are leaving.

what i also hope we are leaving behind though is the mark of a family that loved their friends with all they had...one that won't easily be forgotten. the mark of four little people that make up the "price family" that hopefully all of you will remember - and maybe smile a little bit because you know how much we loved you.

4 comments:

Kari said...

Well I saw your link on Mere's page and decided to steal it! I know this is a hard move for you and I wish you and your family the very best! I know it doesn't feel like it now, but this will only make you a stronger person. My mom was 32 when we moved to AR and left all her family behind in California...she still says it was the hardest thing she's ever done, but she's thankful for the decision they made to move. Good Luck!!~Kari

Jessica said...

Found you through Meredith- what a journey you are about to begin! : )

Meredith said...

I'm so glad I got to see you and hug your neck one more time before you start on your new adventure. I wish we could have sat down and had a good long visit, but that would have made it harder.

I know that you Price girls will bloom and grow in your new home. Try to keep an open mind and open heart. If I know you, there will be people lining up to fill your social calendar in no time!

Have a safe trip. We'll look forward to hearing all about your new digs.

Meredith for the Davis' said...

love you, mere. my prayers are with ya'll...