Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Walking Away

It was a year ago this month that we moved into this apartment. By moving, we walked away from all the anger and hate, and started a new life. In this past year, we have gotten closer as a family. Junior is more relaxed and has learned how to manage his stress. We do more things together, and we have never been happier.

There are things I miss about our old house, though. I miss the four bedrooms, and everyone having their own space. I miss our big yard, and mowing the grass. I miss my little work space in the basement, and the pool table we had there. I miss doing all the home improvements. We didn't hire Kansas City remodeling to do the work; Junior and I did it all ourselves. We decorated each bedroom the way the kids wanted. We made that house a home, and sometimes I miss that.

But once I remember all the strings and manipulation that went with living there, I don't miss it anymore. We may be cramped in this apartment, and we may not have our own bedrooms anymore, but what we do have is happiness.

And you can't put a price on happiness.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

:) i know how you feel. i miss our house... i miss the big yard, the long NOT steep driveway... i miss having it all done and being our home... i miss having a clothes line and seeing the horses and having an amazing view... i miss being a lot closer to my parents too.

i feel like shit bc my kids miss the old house too. :(

but there are good things about living here... i'm just too tired to think of them now... and honestly we are making progress and we do some great family things here... like take walks and bike rides and go to the lake and swim and go in the hot tub and get to see bald eagles and all that...

every thing happens for a reason. we are all better for being in a diff place now... you and your family and me and mine. :)

happy you are happy!! xoxox