Well, the time has come....
tomorrow the movers arrive and begin packing our
Forever*Cottage for our move home to Portland, Oregon.
I am a jumble of emotions....
don't get me wrong, mostly I am happy for the
opportunity to return home, where my babies were born,
my parents live and where I truly feel we belong - our place.
But leaving a place where we have established a life,
a good life, full of favorite places, good people, a school community,
friends, neighbors who have become like family
and a special cottage community that lives like it was
plucked from simpler times, is hard.
This week will be stressful, not only for me but
for my two girls who will say good-bye to special
friends and for my youngest, the only elementary school
she has attended. I will encourage them to feel
their sadness, cause good-bye's for me are hard
and I hope that by teaching them to walk through
that sadness that maybe I too will learn to walk
through it better.
I will be absent from this blog for a bit. After our
home is packed our family is heading out of town
for a little 'fun in the sun'.....a much needed
break from the stress of the relocation.
I will be back soon. I can't wait to begin transforming
our new home into the cottage of my dreams!
Of course, you will all follow along, every step of the way!