My in-laws arrived last night and my husband is closing on our house as we speak.
(He made it so I didn't have to be there- in case I was still incarcerated.)
Tully, NY is so beautiful.
I walked through our new house just moments ago. The house itself is bigger than I thought it would be. It is spotlessly clean and everything is well cared for. It isn't brand new (almost every home I've lived in so far has been brand new) and I'm excited to decorate and update over time. I think this house will be perfect for us.
The barn makes me giddy with anticipation. The yard and fields are picture perfect. Eve played for 30 minutes, by herself, on the fenced in swing set.
Honestly, my heart is full of gratitude towards the sweet couple who cared for this land the past 20 years. They created a beautiful home, they built a place that will shape and mold me and mine. You can feel their touch throughout the whole property, and these people were good. I'm so grateful for them. I'm grateful to be here. I'm grateful for the family that is taking such good care of us.
Yes, over the past three (!!) months I have lost much. But, I'm beginning to see how much I've gained. My baby is precious. 3 months is such a sweet age, he coos and smiles anytime you look at him. He is darling. Our life here will be good. Good schools, good people, good land, a good job, we're closer to our east coast family... This is a great place to raise my children. I am still healing, my doctors say I should wear compression socks the rest of my life, but I am alive and very blessed.
The end of my speech... And the beginning of my new life.
Life is good!