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Moving Day!

In a few hours I will be moving from our little home on the park and getting ready to unpack the boxes in our new home. It is only up the street still walking distance of the children’s school and close to the friends that I have made throughout the past four years.  But it was a time for a change!

My husband drove by the open house with curiosity only a month ago as he did the walk – thru and called me to come see it! It was with hesitation I went to take a gander not ready to make promises.

We had been driving to other communities looking at the brand new show homes but the one thing they lacked was the community.I want my kids to grow in the community they know and prevent them from changing schools every three years.

So when I walked through this house I knew the price was right and it would keep me in the community that I have grown to love. My husband and I knew the obvious answer as we discussed it over coffee that this would be our house for the rest of our time we planned to spend in this city.

So in the morning light when I pick-up the keys to our new home I will dance with excitement for the wide open spaces. But in my heart I know I will miss my home that started it all! I will remember looking over the park where the kids would play,  the knocks on the doors from the neighbors kids, and look back on the tender moments that we shared in our special home.

It is this house on the park is one of the few that we have lived in as a family but it is another chapter full of beautiful memories.

 Do you have a special home that remains close to your heart?

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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

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  1. Moving is stressful, so I’ll say a quiet prayer + send good thoughts your way as you suffer through the process.

    In answer to your question: I’d say that the home we are in now is the nearest to my heart. We had it built, have stayed here for the longest time I’ve ever lived anywhere, and are now even redoing lots of what we started with. There is a real happy vibe to this property that I’ve never experienced anywhere else.

    1. Moving is stressful! Just when you think you have something packed another thing replicates in it is place…

      I would find building a home to be a very stressful experience from finding the right builder to picking out the decor. It must have been worth it in the end! I love that it has a happy vibe! It must be full of wonderful memories.

    1. Thank you! I’m in the last stages of packing and in the final throws of procrastination. I would much rather hide behind the computer screen at this moment…

      But the move is exciting and I am looking forward to the extra space!

  2. I get really attached to every house I have lived in. I have to go in and walk through all of the rooms once they are emptied out and just take a moment to reflect on the memories, and to cry. Good luck on your move!

  3. I have to say that each home was special in it’s own way. Our first house was quite small and pink. Yes, PINK! But it was cozy. Our second house was a very plain, Folk Victorian with tall ceilings and blown glass windows. Now on our third, a manufactured home that was once athletic offices for a nearby high school and very poorly mistreated, it’s our project home. A home that we hope to make amends for the very poor treatment of the previous owners. It has served us well. I wish you many wonderful times in your new house!

  4. My home from the time I was five years old through (off and on) my early 20s is still the home of my heart. Every time I see the pic of my mom holding my then very young son, I am transported back to that feeling. Heck, even thinking about it, I get that . . .

    Someday soon, maybe, I’ll have a house as an adult. 🙂

    1. It is such a warm memory of your Mom. I hope it gives you comfort knowing that she is always with you in spirit.

      I hope you do get that house as an adult. The California housing market must be hard to jump into for first time home buyers.

  5. Best wishes on your move to a new home! I love moving – always have. I may have been a little ambivalent when we moved between my 6th and 7th grade years, but I made new friends quickly and it was fine.

    I have a tendency to call wherever I am “home”, so it’s hard to pick a favorite. But I love my current place for its view over the water, and I loved my cabin in the woods, and I spent some really quality years in a place off Euclid Avenue in Berkeley. That might have been my favorite, just because it was the early 70s, and the Bay Area, and the fog over the Golden Gate can’t be beat!

    Hmmmm… should we put up a cheer for you? “Two! Four! Six! Eight! Everyone procrastinate!”

    1. It sounds like you have lived in some very beautiful destinations! My next home will be over the water in only a few more years. If all goes according to plan 🙂

      Thank you for the cheer! It was just what I needed! I have so many boxes to unpack!

  6. Belle, you remind me of the Noel Coward play, “This Happy Breed”. All of the action takes place within the four walls of a happy family home: they have their ups and their downs, but always together, as a family. The final scene is when they leave the four walls they have come to love. May your new four walls make you as happy as the house you have left. All the best.

  7. You have yanked a string in my heart, Darcie, because I still miss very much the home we had to lose. So I can certainly understand your feelings now, full of mixed emotions. I can also understand your concern for staying near the place that is familiar to your children. I can tell that you are a wonderful mommy. It shows that they come first in your life. Two-thumbs way-up for your choice made, Amiga!

    1. Thank you, Virginia! I know we will always have many memories close to our hearts. Just like the memories you must have in your previous home. But the good thing is there is always more new and wonderful memories to be made 🙂

      I look forward to reading about your Thanksgiving dinner and discovering if you let everyone take over the kitchen!

  8. I hope you have a lovely time in your new home. You are so right about maintaining contact with the community you’re children are familiar with, but then you are often right about a lot of things in my opinion. I hope the move goes slowly, and you keep the kettle near at hand.

  9. How exciting, Darcie! Moving is sad in one way because you have to leave what has grown so comfortable in that space BUT I love how it forces me to finally face the mountain of stuff that comes with familiarity. 🙂
    Hope your move went as smooth as expected…

  10. Congrats on your new home! I was like you when we moved from our first home to our second. It was mainly about the schools though, I didn’t want the kids to have to change schools. We moved farther into the country, but they still went to the same elementary school. I agree with you, it is so important to maintain stability in your child’s life and moving with minimal disruption to life. I know many people (military I’m thinking mainly) don’t have a choice like we did and their kids turn out fine. I guess we are lucky right? I would love to see photos of your new home!

    1. My husband and I have discussed in the past about moving globally with the kids. We seriously considered Australia for the past year but their economy isn’t fully recovered and it isn’t worth the risk. Our provincial economy has been fortunate to weather the financial storms and we are planning to be here for another five years. I think moving when you are in a military or other profession isn’t that bad when you have a loving and open home. It teaches the kids so much more about life and open eyes that there is more out there in the world just past their doorstep.

      We are really enjoying it! I’m still unpacking but photos will be soon 🙂

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