Tuesday, May 10, 2016

{box by box} #sol16


Slice of Life is hosted at the Two Writing Teachers
Join in and share a slice of your life. 
_____________________________________________________

It's been a whirlwind of a week that has felt more like a month with the official moving day:

Packing and emptying a 1950 Cape Cod family built and owned house full of 11 years of ... stuff.


A move to just the next town over ... but far enough away to find newness in it all.

A new house with bedrooms and bathrooms for everyone ... and an extra for Grandma and Grandpa.


Setting up room by room with the help of family ... even when I don't know where I want that.

Arriving at a new school ... for the first time on a school bus.


A new teacher, new routines, and new friends  ...  only for a month.

It seems like we are on vacation settling into a rental home that we will leave in a week or two.  It's still surreal eating breakfast at the new dining room table and making dinner in the new kitchen.

But box by box, unwrapped item by unwrapped item, memory by memory, this house we are making into our home.  A vacation that will last many, many years.

4 comments:

  1. What a happy reflection - A vacation that will last many, many years. I also think you are brave moving with a month of school left.

    ReplyDelete
  2. What an exciting time! Your post allows me to remember when we moved. Enjoy the time knowing that summer vacation is right around the corner. ~Amy

    ReplyDelete
  3. You approach this move with admirable positivity. Hat off to your attitude. You find poetry in packing and unpacking.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wonderful days and blessings for you and your family!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.