With us selling our home and buying a new one things are a bit chaotic as you can probably imagine with 5 little kids. In the midst of us packing stuff up to move to storage we have contractors in and out getting our house ready for market. Things have been so busy that I didn’t even notice the sign on my front yard until this morning when I was looking out my favorite window as I do every morning .

Then it hit me Nostalgia. A sense of sadness realizing that this is the home our youngest daughter graduated high school in. The house we brought our kids home to and we became a family in. Although there have been so many times I have complained about feeling like sardines, we have made a lot of memories to take with us.

For our little children this house has been so much more than just memories. For some of them it has been their first stable place to call home. The first time they had running water, electricity, weren’t couch surfing or jumping from motel to motel. This is the first place they realized they were safe.

While we have told them we are moving. We have even made them a part of the process showed them the new house and their new rooms. Let them help us pack the boxes and truck we are preparing for storage.

We know they still don’t quite understand and it is going to be a huge adjustment for them. While I know this move of selling our home and buying a bigger place is good for us I still can’t help feeling that for our children it’s going to give them reason to feel unstable yet again in their short lives.

Author: Running with Kids

I am a LEO wife, mother, daughter, sister and runner. I have 3 adult children, 5 adopted children. Life is always busy, a bit chaotic, yet full of fun.

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