Don't get me wrong...I LOVE my house. I LOVE our builder even more, my dad. I almost cried when I pulled up today and saw the sign in our yard. This is a perfect home with a gorgeous back yard. We, however, are running out of space. I keep trying to convince myself that this doesn't hurt mom, dad or anyone's feelings, but in truth, my feelings are really sad. I guess I should say it is a mixture. I am sad, excited, and nervous all in one. I hate change. I look around and I see dad everywhere in this house. He says his last customer put him out of business. Ha....that was me! However, I know I can see him everywhere in a new house too. I fully intend on him and John building another fence, slat by slat, making a gorgeous mantle, painting, etc. So dad, aren't you pumped...new projects! Seriously, my parents are the two most giving and caring people I know. We decided to go ahead and put our house on the market for future reasons. All of our sweet neighbors are passing away, and I am worried about what will come of our little street in the future. Olivia needs kids her age to play with. Our family is growing. If something ever happens to dad, I would NEVER leave here. You know my parents won't get old and kill over, right?! Well, that's what I say anyway! Did I mention that I HATE change??
Just this week, we decided to do this, got a storage unit, cleared out the house (check out our listing--if you know what it looked like before then you will be impressed!), AND got the house listed. All of this since Monday night. As we moved things out, I said, " I have to keep moving because if I stop, I will cry and quit." I could see the day we moved in. I kept envisioning that and everything that has happened while living here and it really makes me sad. PLUS, dad built it! It is a great quality home, and I know it for a fact! All of the little details he put into our house are wonderful! Heck, when I saw the listing I was interested in buying it. :) I feel so torn. I have a lump in my throat thinking about turning the key for the last time or envisioning someone else living here. I don't know that I can do this! I guess time will tell.