I never really knew what that meant. Does it mean you're moving on in life? Moving on in your work? Moving on in your relationship? What? Moving on in a vacation?
I am physically moving out of a house that I never thought I would leave. Now how many people reading this are in the same boat as me? A quick raise of hands???? Oh yeah, I can't see your hands. Well, you all know who you are, and believe it or not, I know it too.
My eldest and I were speaking on the phone and it really got to me when he said, "Mom, I really never thought I'd ever see the day when you'd move out of that house. I don't know, I just figured we'd come back there with our kids. It's just hard to believe that you won't be there anymore." Now what are you supposed to say to your child when you hear something like that? I had no words of comfort. Nothing....I drew a blank.
Now mind you, I'm not exactly moving into an old folks home, with a rubber swimming pool and a gate keeper. But it's not the home my kids grew up in and there aren't memories in the new house.
I do have to say, it was pretty hard taking all the pictures off the walls. You know, you don't realize how many pictures you have on the walls until you have to take them off the walls! When did my kids grow up? And when did we stop going on vacations together? It's like living through the old days as you stuff them into a box. I wonder if it's going to feel the same way when I put them back on the wall of the new house.
I suppose the only thing I have to hold onto is that I am like thousands of other people in this world today who are doing the exact same thing....down sizing to survive. Is that what moving on means? Huh, I thought it meant leaving a bad situation to find a better one...
You would be amazed at how many people laugh at me when I say...Yup, I'm moving into a new house...just me and my dog!
Causes Brenda Youngerman Supports
House of Ruth
Missionaries of Charity