We’ve moved! I went to work on Thursday, while K. stayed at home and worked on the logistics of the movers moving our things from the apartment to the house. (P.S. Even though it was pricey, we do not regret hiring movers – totally worth it!) The big brunt of the move is over, but it is amazing to us how there are still a hundred things left to do! K. has been like superman, getting so many things done, most of them without my help, but we will still be busy this weekend trying to cross things off of our to-do lists.
I was really looking forward to being moved in, but I was still surprised by how GOOD it felt to get home to the new place and have all our things there, ready to be lived and used in this new context. I think it wasn’t until I saw all our stuff in the house that the reality that we had bought and moved into a house really sunk in. Being in a home that we bought and worked for definitely feels different than just moving into an apartment that I know we will abandon in a year. I already love this house – not because of the house itself, but because of what it symbolizes for us. The house itself is just a building, but it is also a dwelling place where so many of our days and plans and prayers have gone into and will continue to go into, in order to make a home for a family.