Monday, 25 February 2013

The Change

My beautiful garden has been letting me know that the seasons are changing.  I love summer, but also love autumn as it brings relief from the hot days (yes Tassie does actually get some now and then) and it's not as cold as winter so I don't dread the change.  

Not only are the seasons changing, but my life has also just gone through a big change.
This year has obviously been a very hard and stressful one.   I've heard that there are three things that are the most stressful things in life - losing a loved one through death, going through a divorce and moving house.  I've now been through two of those things in the last 18 months...or really three because I lost two loved ones. 

On Saturday we moved out of our house and into our new home which we bought. It's been a very stressful five months or so, as it took me months to make the decision to sell our house.  Deciding to sell was one of the hardest things ever, but then having to go through the process of buying and selling my house on my own was also very stressful.   

There were also huge blessings along the way which I plan on blogging about, as I can see that it was all meant to be and confirmed to me that I was making the right decision.

When I woke up on Saturday morning I saw the first of the autumn leaves on my lawn at our old house.  It was so symbolic and I knew that the change would be a good one, even though it was so hard.
I didn't tell my family, friends or even the boys that I was thinking of selling for months as I wanted to make the decision on my own. I literally thought and prayed about it for months and didn't want to be stressed or confused about what to do, because of the opinions of other people.  I know I have made the right decision for the boys and I, and know we will be happy in our new home, or as happy as you can be with the situation that we are in.  

Saturday was a day full of mixed emotions. We are happy to be in our new home, but so sad because of the reason why we had to move.  It's not something at all that I thought would happen and planned on staying in our home for many more years, but things just got harder and harder as the past year went on and I wanted my home to be a place I wanted to be again. 

I will share more about our move when I'm not so tired and have done more unpacking.  We have been so blessed by so many amazing people, and without them our lives would be a lot different right now. I feel like I can finally breath again and am not so overwhelmed with feelings of sadness and grief like I was in our old house.


  1. Thanks so much for your post. I obviously had no idea that you were moving but I wish you all the best in your new home. I hope you have many happy times together there as a family. I look forward to seeing some photos on your blog.
    Love Vicki Travers xoxo

  2. You remain one of the bravest ladies I know. Well done to you and your team. All the best in making your new house a happy home. xx

  3. Lisa, Good luck in your new home. I so understand what you went through and are going through with this decision. Within a month of our losing ^Emily^ we moved. It was just too hard having the daily reminders all over the house and yard and I could see her playing here and sleeping there, etc etc etc. The move was the best thing for us as we were able to take our happy memories with us, but did not have to feel the sadness and grief of not having her in that house. I hope your move is as good for your family as ours was. Love you.

  4. I have never experienced losing a loved one that I shared a home with but as I was talking to my husband the other day about the experiences of others I said I would have to move. As much as you would love for things to have never changed, they did. And I think you are doing the best thing for the years you have with your boys in the future. That being said, I hate moving. Good luck unpacking and decorating! Ugh! I love, love your blog.

  5. Lisa,
    Thanks for sharing. I am in the process of moving,too. My husband was snagged in the middle of a lay-off at his job in Nov. It's a blessing he found a new job, but I have raised my family here and it is very hard to leave.It is the only house my youngest at 17 has ever lived in! We are moving into a small apartment before we find a house. I am moving from South Carolina to Georgia. Still in the southern part of the US and it will be an exciting change.
    I think it will be good for you to start fresh and to make new happy memories! I plan on doing the same!Thank you for your encouragement!

  6. Best wishes in the coming months as you make new memories in your new home and always treasure those in your heart from your past home. Sometimes change is the best thing for everyone.

  7. VERY wise choice to keep it to yourself until you had come to a decision on your own. You are doing awesome! Have fun unpacking!!!!

  8. a new start always brings reflections on the things we take for granted or never really noticed...your new HOME is beautiful already looks like you have lived there for ever...memories will never fad and they are ya XXXXX

  9. Blessings to you and your boys in your new home. Still thinking and praying for you in Michigan. Have fun getting settled!

  10. I am happy for you! Sounds like it was a beautiful process between you and Heavenly Father in figuring it all out.

  11. That would definitely be a hard decision! I'm thrilled it was good for you guys. Hope the new place feels like home soon! :)


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