With two kids our two bedroom condo was starting to feel so small. The condo was perfect when it was just my husband and myself. It was also perfect when O was born since we weren’t anticipating having another child so soon. Now that W is mobile and the toys are starting to take over (a sarcastic but loving thank you godparents!), my husband and I decided we needed to to find a new place.
We saw maybe 8 homes and only saw 1 that we felt was right for us. Our offer was drawn up and honestly we were anticipating that this home would not be ours. We were so shocked to find that our first offer ever was accepted! Now that we’re gearing up to move, I think it’s finally hit me that we’re really leaving.
The whole home buying process was stressful, anxiety filled, emotional, and faster than I thought it would be. As someone with PPD and PPA, this was not an ideal situation for me. It was during this time that my health took a turn and I took a step back from social media because of the overwhelm I was feeling.
There are so many memories attached to this condo. Both boys have spent their first year here. They took their first steps and falls here. I’ve watched their sibling bond grow here. Our neighbors are so friendly and sweet. We know the area so well and my job and husband’s job are so close that freeways aren’t needed. Our friends live so close, heck one of our best friends/O’s Godfather lives down the street. I could go on, with the many memories and reasons why it’s hard to leave this condo and this neighborhood in general.
However in the end my husband and I were thinking about what would be the next step for our family – the best step for our family. We may be further away from friends and our jobs but ultimately it’s the best move for the kids.
I’m definitely not as sad as I thought I would be but that may change on our moving day and once I see this place empty. Looking forward to this new blessing that He has given us. I’m looking forward to creating new memories. Who knows, He may lead us back to this same area later on down the road.
Most of all, I’m just feeling blessed that I’m on this new adventure with the ones that I love.
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