Seasons change — from spring to summer, from fall to winter…
Each time has its own beauty; I am grateful to live in a place where all four seasons are distinct. (Ask me that in late February, and I might not be so grateful…)
Seasons of life change too; and sometimes it isn’t so easy to navigate through those changes. Even when they are thoughtfully planned with prayers and guidance from The Lord, they are not always pain-free.
It was difficult for me to embrace the stress and anxiety that came from those changes; sometimes it was impossible to keep my own timeline from ticking away inside my brain. Mental to-do lists have flashed across my closed eyes for months now; real to-do lists were on my phone, on sticky notes, scrawled on the backs of envelopes…
The constant pressure of not enough time left me crabby, weary, and unfocused. Double that for Mr. H. C.
So it was with great joy that I deleted the last to-do list from my phone last week.
The sign is finally in the yard.
We are weary, yet hopeful, trying to ignore the stories of people having their house on the market for five years.
We are grateful that it is finally listed, yet wistful, for not only is it a beautiful house, it was a good home, full of living and dying, laughter and tears, love and memories.
And we want nice people to buy it and love it as we did.
Who wants to buy this lovely house?
Only nice people need apply.