Thursday, July 11, 2013

Newness & Familiarity

I am sitting in a completely unfamiliar room. If the lights were off, I wouldn't be able to find may way out of it--unless there was a fire, then I'd just (wisely) follow the blaze before me, then stop, drop and roll.

It smells weird here.
Like drywall and newness.

But it's unfamiliar smell and look is troublesome to me at the oddest of moments. Like when I'm listening for the whine of a siren, or polka music at 3 a.m.

Instead, there is silence. Space. Empty drawers. Trees. Room to grow, to change, to heal, to be and to become.
Days will give way to more familiarity. Time is a healer like that.

I am grateful we have landed safely.


Our house is finished and we just moved in, what's new with you?

17 comments:

  1. I sort of really love that feeling when you move to a brand new home. There is an uncomfy-ness in the newness, but there's also comfy-ness in the 'room to change, grow and heal' as you so eloquently put it.

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  2. We spent months having a home built for us back in the late 1980's. We had a sitter for the children while we went to closing, and drove over to the new place and just sat there in silence, having a hard time believing it was actually finished--and ours!

    It takes a while to settle in, and the older I get, the longer the transition, but I am excited for you, and wish you well with your new place!
    tm

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    1. Thank you! I feel like there's a bit of a learning curve right now as no one can find where we "hid" the batteries and toilet paper. ;)

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  3. We just (well last week) moved into my husband's paternal grandparents's old house. I haven't felt well since we got here, but I LOVE it just the same. :O)

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    1. Hang in there! You will make it home!

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  4. Do we get to see pictures of the new house? I would love to see what its like. =)

    I hope you like it and adjust to it quickly. Moving is something I was really used to as a kid (ARMY brat!) but last time we moved, it really confused me for like a month. haha

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    1. I will post pictures as soon as I get everything up on the walls and moved in the right place! :)

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  5. Enjoy making your new place your own!

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  6. Great new possibilities. I hope you enjoy it and feel settled soon.

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  7. I tried to leave you a comment 2 days ago, but I was on my mobile/Bloglovin', so I have no idea if you got it, or got it multiple times or not at all, so sorry if this is round 3 (or 56).
    It essentially said letters are awesome and did you get my last one, and congratulations.
    Love you!!! :)

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    1. I didn't get it! Our wifi has been all over the place so it's been a hit or miss-and yes! I got your last letter and eben wrote you back then put it in an envelope which I conveniently HID IN MY CAR. Seriously, if my head weren't attached...anyway, I just need to write you a new one to replace the lost one! Love you!!! :)

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  8. I love the feeling of taking something new and making it your own.:)

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    1. I'm getting more familiar with my surroundings and it feels great! :)

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  9. Goodness, how I have missed you! So great to read your words again and know that things are right in your world! How exciting to be in a new house!!! I remember those smells from long, long ago, when my family moved into a brand new house when I was growing up.

    I like looking at old houses as I drive around, wondering about the families that lived and loved and grew up inside those walls, one after another after another as the house passed from one to the next. And you get to start a whole new string of life in the one you have just moved into! How wonderful that it will have a happy start!

    Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!!
    Love you and so glad to have you back.

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