Thursday, July 22, 2010


Michael and I have moved 6 times in the past 6 years (okay...maybe 7).  Blame it on college, work, bad neighbors, a new baby....whatever the reason we have just been on the move.  Normally packing up our apartment hasn't been emotional or a nostalgic event....however this time around it's a very different story.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not rolled up in a ball crying in the corner or anything, we are moving to a single family home for the first time since we've moved out of our parents house-so naturally we're pumped about that (no more crazy neighbors leaving used swimsuits at our door for me-nuff' said).  But this time around my heart strings are pulled a little bit, because this is the first place where we walked through the door with our precious new baby.  I reckon that is a feeling you will always remember.  Bewilderment, Joy, Fear, Anxiety, Excitement, exhaustion; it was all experienced in these four walls for the first time.  (what makes it even a little more special, is this coincidentally happens to be the very apartment building my parents brought there first child home to...which was me!)  I spent countless hours sitting on this couch holding this sleeping baby, feeding this baby, playing with this baby.  I've watched her grow from a helpless newborn, where survival is her main objective- to a toddling, strong willed, funny, sweet, "almost-toddler".  Some of the best moments of my entire life were experienced in this apartment, and I'm so happy those are memories I get to take with me to where ever we call home next!  


  1. Wow, Laura, thank you for sharing. My eyes are filling up with tears as I think about moving from our home (where we brought Noah home first) in a year as we continue on the med school adventure...blessings on your move friend!

  2. So much work but so worth it feeling settled. Home is where you make it, where you feel comfortable and at peace.