We lived in our home for 26 years and it really was not difficult for me to walk away from it. It needed so much work and it just never has been the safe haven it was after our intruder, stalker, or creepy guy as I call him violated it. I told Tom the memories of our years there are in my heart and head and they go wherever I go. Besides the echoes of little feet pitter pattering through the old house are loud and clear in the new one! They are still with us while working on college degrees. It's a new phase in our lives and we are beginning new memories here.
The only thing it hurt to leave.We planted a tree.
A Beautiful Red Oak.
A little over 20 years ago our son Scott, was stillborn. That memory is as clear today as the day it was made. Planting a tree in his honor and watching it grow seemed like the right thing to do. Seeing it out my kitchen window everyday was comforting. I never thought about how I would feel if we ever moved, until we did.
I couldn't bring the tree but I could bring these that I gathered from under its branches.
I thought about trying to plant them but decided I would rather see them.
20 little acorns
And - out our window - a new Red Oak to nurture and watch grow.
"From little acorns mighty oaks do grow"
Old and New brought together.