Packing Day was a bit chaotic, and so surreal. The Hanford/Lemoore area has been our home for 4 years, and this house for 3. Both of our kids were born in Lemoore, and Joseph was born in this house. In my bedroom.
You can't just pack that up.
Anneliese had a wonderful play date with Bridget while I waited for the movers to arrive, and the Guy was at a meeting. I disconnected Internet service, finalized mail forwarding, and wrapped up other loose ends. Joseph mostly snuggled with Heather.
Anneliese had a little breakdown the night before, about not wanting another family to live in our house. I explained to her that the house was just the outside part that held our home. We borrowed it, and now someone else is going to have a turn.
But out home is coming with us. That's our family, the memories we have made, the adventures we will have, and yes, our belongings too.
We talked about friends we know who have moved to different houses, some in the same town, some far away. I told her she used to live in a house in Hanford, but that when she was a little baby we decided to move to this house in Lemoore.
I think she understands a bit better now. But it's still hard. I know we will have so many more adventures and make so many new memories though. And we can do that anywhere!