I Can't Wait!

I really don't understand my emotional state right now. Foreclosure is supposed to be such a heartbreaking time, losing your home - the investment, the security.

So why am I practically giddy?

I can't wait to leave this house. To move in to something smaller. To never see most of these neighbors again.

This house was always way too big for me. At 2700 square feet, with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, when we built this place we really expected to fill it up with kids. And, since it's a "new build", it lacks the charm I'm more accustomed to. Every room is a box with no identifying marks. I grew up in a house loaded to the hilt with character, and I've always mourned that loss with our house.

I can't wait to start fitting our lives into half the square footage.

I can't wait to live in a neighborhood conducive to traveling by foot or by bike. If you want to go anywhere on this side of town we're on now, you have to cross over the interstate. And there's only two ways to do that - the dangerous way, and the longer-but-still-not-very-safe way.

I can't wait to hop on my bike and head to the grocery store, the movie theater, our church. Biking with Andrew to the park, or the library, or even to the store to see dad.

I just can't wait!


  1. It's beautiful to see your joy and gratefulness shining through, Emily! What a gift of joy God has blessed you with...

    I'm excited for you, reading this post!

  2. I am so glad that you are happy with the move. Sounds like a perfect location. God Bless.

  3. Good for you! It is great that you are able to see the good in the situation.

  4. Emily--welcome to the neighborhood! I don't know where you guys are moving to, but I am also on the side of town that is more conducive to biking and walking. I love it!

  5. I think it's great that your finding the positive in all of it! Who cares how the rest of the world feels in this situation, if giddy is what you feel then giddy it is! :P

  6. I am so happy you are able to see the bright side of your situation. Not many could do that. I think we have learned how tough things can be & now know when things are out of our control. I am happy that you are embracing this change with a positive outlook. I am glad you forsee some happiness for yourselves.

  7. it makes perfect sense to me- probably because i watched my mom go through it. i'm so excited for you!

  8. Its great that you are so excited for the move. May this be the start of a new chapter in your life.

  9. I hope the home you do move into is lovely and perfect for you!