Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hello & Goodbye for Now

The last few weeks have been whirlwind, but today we made some decisions. We are going to sell our home. That's hard to write, especially not knowing where we will be going. We met with a Realtor today are are planning on listing our home as of the first of April. That gives me ten days to get ready.
Ok, if you have read this blog for any length of time you may understand my slight (!) feelings of overwhelmedness. This could be why I am blogging at 4:30 in the morning. I don't know. We love our home and we have decorated it to suit us.
What does that mean? We have a lot of treasures. Otherwise known as stuff to other people. I basically need to make it look like we don't live here. Not that I am packing up everything, though that will begin soon enough. I am packing up all my pretty little things leaving out only the more...stylish...pieces. We'll also be moving out some of the furniture pieces to make everything look not as crowded. Holycowwhyarewedoingthisnow?
One reason is that there are several home buyers' tax credits that end soon and because now is the time of year people are buying and selling in our area. We would like to sell while we can.
We are not entirely sure what we will do when it sells, but we may rent for awhile close to Sweetheart's job to cut down on quite a bit of our monthly expenses to save up and pay off all remaining debt (one vehicle and student loans.) We may see about purchasing an inexpensive place if we can find one in that area instead. I just don't know.
All of that is a decision for another day when we have a better idea of what is out there. This also helps us decide on a midwife as we will be heading north and closer to one that will be fine. That decision takes a load off as well.
Knowing I won't be planting my garden this year is hard, but since I knew canning wasn't going to happen too much with the baby arriving in September it does become one less thing to have to try to keep up with. I will miss it though.
So, while I may pop on here now and again just to take a break a blow off steam, I will simple not be able to be on the computer and still be able to do all I need to do. I will also not be visiting others until this is done. I will check emails and comments, so feel free to write if you are so inclined. I didn't want to just disappear and have anyone wonder why.
This is such a huge deal for us. We love our home. We have a lot of wonderful memories. We live close to Grandma. I finally have friends here. There are a lot of good things about moving too, and I think this is a good decision for us as we work towards some of our goals, but at the moment I am sad.
So, I have a big job ahead of me. If you think of me, please pray. I'll be needing it.


Thia said...

Many hugs!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

That is why Stephanie hasn't been writing on her blog, being pregnant at the same time they were getting their house ready to sell. Then everything that has been happening with showing the house (she says they are never moving again).

Do keep in touch, just a few lines now and then. We'll wait until you get moved and settled for more. :)

Janna Widdifield said...

Oh, I sooo know how you are feeling. Hence, the two bathrooms being remodeled and me boxing up all the books yesterday. Our house may be on the market soon as well. Will be praying for you everyday!!! Maybe we should form some prego gypsy caravan. Moving while you are pregnant seems to be the if there weren't enough changes ahead.

Susan said...

Well, I am totally praying for you, Kimberly. I know this has got to be so very difficult for you, BUT, I love how you approach everything with such an amazing attitude. It's Grace, I know :)

I will miss your posts. Pop in now and then and let us know how it is all coming along.

Much love.


Kelli said...

I will be praying for you and your family, Kimberly! May God give you wisdom and peace during the upcoming months. (((Hugs)))

BaileyZimmerman said...

Hi Honey...what a big decision...especially now!!
Love you!!

Bonnie said...

Wow. I am SO glad you let us know, I would've wondered what happened if you had just dropped off the face of blogdom!
Keep us posted with any prayer specific requests, and I'm looking forward to hearing about your moving adventures!
Prayers for calm, organization, the perfect sale, and the right place for you all!

kimberly shaw said...

Oh, my! A bitter sweet story. I'm joining Bonnie in her prayer, I couldn't have said it better, and where 2 or more are gathered... well, you know. God has you in His care and He delights in you taking the path He has prepared for you. Wishing I was closer to help you.

Kate said...

I'm happy for you :)
Sad for me :(
Just a little ambiguous you see :|
Let's get together
for some tea (__)>

lol...couldn't resist.

I pray the best for the plans He has for your family...for insight, direction, and lots of peace! It will all work out...and seriously, my weekends are open if you need help.

Andrea said...

Stopped by to say hello! I pray your move goes smoothly and that you find yourself on a beautiful adventure together. I'll look back for little updates here and there. And just wanted to say congrats from one pregnant mama to another. :-)

tonia said...


when our homes are so much apart of who we are these kinds of things can really take a toll on us. be good to yourself, k? i think taking a break from the online world is a great idea...and it just makes our hearts grow fonder towards you and the time when you return.

sending such love,


Francesca said...

I hope you'll soon find another home that is even better for you. Homes have a funny way of growing to being more than just a roof and four walls ... I still remember with nostalgia a beautiful old apartment I lived in for only a couple of years over a decade ago, and still "home" for me. I'm sure your new home and the months ahead will bring lots of happiness to you and your family. Best of luck with selling your house and finding the right midwife!

Adrienne said...

Dear Kimberly - I just popped in again to see how you are doing and I want you to know that I am and will be praying for you and your hubby as God leads you through the uncertain path ahead. I'm sure He has something very special planned and as you follow His leading and trust Him every step of the way He will make it plain to you. Please take care of yourself in the middle of all the activity that is happening now.


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