Sunday, April 19, 2009

Making a House a HOME

We've been in our new home for almost 2 months now. Lucas and I have been having a hard time adjusting to this new part of town and ultimately a new beginning. In all the craziness of packing, moving and unpacking, I didn't realize that I would actually have trauma from the whole ordeal. Not only did we lose the first home we ever owned, but we struggled for a long time about what the right decision would be and when we would take the plunge and start back at square one. It is only since we moved to this new house and I've been trying to get into some routine and fit in, that I've realized that I never had time to deal with the emotions that came with moving. We are living a lot closer to my sister Kim and her family, which is great. And our new ward is really great and they have been so welcoming to us.

Although we chose to move to this part of town, there have been some growing pains and we do miss our old part of town and the familiar places where we shopped, ate and played. I hadn't unpacked all the boxes, I hadn't hung many pictures up and everyday I just kinda felt like I was going through the motions without any motivation. Then, it hit me. I didn't feel like it was home and that's why I wasn't happy. So, I decided that this is our home for the time being and I am going to make this house a home for us. My outlook has changed and I am ready to make memories.


Renee' P said...

I can understand how you feel. We will be living w/my inlaws for a little while, once we sell/foreclose our house. Hopefully sell.

You will adjust. I promise! I too feel like we will be starting over in a way. Going from owning our first home to renting an apt for the next few years.

Love you sweetie!
Hang in there.

Andrea said...

I can understand how that would be hard. I'm glad you're starting to feel better about it.

aubri said...

I can totally understand the feeling of moving. I despise it. You are so awesome though, you'll pull through MUCH faster than me! We need to get together!

The Matlocks said...

wanna move into our shoebox in Hendo?!?!?!?

Liz Prisbrey said...

I can't even imagine how hard it would be to leave my home. But home is where your loved ones are. Besides, you are always welcome back to this side of town. :-)

Ames Family said...

Hi Lucas and Mandy,

I haven't checked your blog in a LONG time, and it looks like your little family has grown since I last checked! What cute kids and fun that you got a girl. Your boys look like twins! Where did you move to?


Sparky said...

I know how you feel to a small degree.
Although I have moved to the new rented house since Feb too, I still feel like the house I rented previously is my home. It still has the kinda feeling that you can be 100% relaxed in