Friday, April 13, 2012

Be Here Now

So it's looking quite certain that this will be our new home.  The contract has been signed, our old house has been sold.  We just got the appraisal, and marvels of marvels - praise God - it came in at just what we were hoping for.   We've been continually amazed at how smoothly the buying/selling process has gone so far.

Now, I'm itching to post the pictures I took of the inside, but still need to clear it with the current owner.  I just sat down with my kiddos and gave them the picture tour.  It was funny, because my boys were far more interested than my little gal.  My littlest boy even said "oooo" at several points, and both boys eagerly asked to go through the pictures again, but their sister was very ready to move on.


 I'm starting to feel that in-between feeling.  You know, that way you feel when you're on the brink of change.   Not staying, but not going yet either.  Anxious for both in different ways.   In truth, the fact of actually leaving Sister and family around the corner is still hard to swallow, but I know I will have to.  So like unpleasant (but good for me) medicine part of me wants to swallow it quick and get it over with.

Yet we're not moving until the end of June and there's lots of plans and projects and packing and little people to take care of before then...

I think this is the best advice I can give myself for the present.

Be all here now.  Be all there later.

Hope you have most-lovely, fully-present, completely-enjoyed weekend. : )




  1. Oh Cailan...your home is absolutely stunning. I am sure you will have many happy memories there:). Your advice is so good...I am going to take that with me today! Praying all goes smoothly and quickly for you my friend:).


  2. I love love love the new house!! It's absolutely adorable!! Be here now. Such good advice and sooo what I needed to hear!

  3. I love that you are moving into an older home! Congrats! Can't wait to see what you plan to do with the decor.

  4. ohhh sissy, I want you to be HERE always...because when you leave...i'll still "be here" but without you. sad.

  5. what a good reminder for me as well! :)

  6. Looks like a beautiful home, love the old style windows and the porch can't wait to see a 'tour'.

  7. I have been in your shoes twice and can so relate to the not quite here anymore, but haven't left yet feeling. I didn't leave a sister behind but left some dear friends. Best of luck to you and your family.

  8. Such a great message! I too have spent a lot of time "in between". It's hard to be in the present, yet thinking of changes ahead. You've got a great attitude, love the potential house and wish you all the best.