Wednesday, August 20, 2008

saying goodbye

Tonight is the last night I will sleep in this house.

I have nurtured friendships under this roof, built a marriage, created a family, and raised a son. I have decorated every room of this home, sewn curtains, hung pictures, built shelves, and created spaces fantastical and comforting. My hand has touch every nook and cranny of this space. I have cooked countless meals in this kitchen. I have been happier than I have ever known, more taxed and challenged, and more blessed than I could have ever wished under this roof. I have seen my child grow from sesame seed to toddler within these walls. I have given birth in this home.

I don't think I realized how much I would miss it.

Thank you for the shelter you have given, the love you have fostered, and the memories you have helped create.


Andy said...

Happy moving day, Summer. The love and joy you bring into your new home was well cared for in the one you leave behind.

Anonymous said...

a fitting tribute. Appreciation is a powerful thing.