Friday, April 24, 2009
The tree is coming out of its pot.
For sometime now we have been looking to purchase a house. As we have been blessed that we are able to buy while the market has down. We have had so many up and downs in this process that at times I wondered whether we would buy and to be honest there are far too many houses to mention that we nearly got and didn't. However we have now found a house and we had the pleasure and the stress on signing this week so that it is now ours. In some ways it is bitter sweet for me. Why? I hear you cry! I guess I like to say it this way. For a long time I have been a tree in a pot. I pick myself up and put myself down in whatever place we were living but we never quite got settled, roots never went down into the area, and I guess somewhere I was always hoping that roots never would and I could just take that pot back to England. However we are now placing roots as we buy this house and my tree is coming out of its pot. Which is great because I now know that I will live here for a while and there is no more moving (me and my husband have been married for 7 and a half years and this will be our 7th move). But this move means we are staying, I know that we can still move anywhere including back to England but now it will be a lot harder to do as the roots of the tree grow deep into the land. SO although I love all the friends I have made living here, there is in some way is a final stance as we build our home in the US. I am however looking forward to painting my house and having my own home to do with as I please. To watch my little guy play in the yard and grow up here and enjoy the many friends that I have gained and are now helping to make this place home and create a family whilst I am so far away from here!.