We aren't moving very far from where we are now, just a few miles away in the same city. It was something we've considered for a while, but now just feels like the right time to pull the trigger. We need a house that better suits our needs than the one we are in now. We currently live in a gigantic 6 bed, 5 bath house. That's a whole lotta house for a tiny family of three that may or may not grow any further. Five toilets to clean is daunting to say the least.
When we bought this home in 2010, it was just before we knew we'd deal with infertility. We moved from apartment living in California, to finally having the option to own a big, huge home in Texas. We had dreams of building a family shortly thereafter. So naturally, we found the biggest house available: 6 bed, 5 ba, and nearly 4k sq feet and dreamed of filling it up. But we know how the rest of this story was written. We struggled so much to even have our one, perfect little Samantha. And we know that God-willing, any future children will likely be limited to only one if we are lucky.
As you can imagine, a house this size is way too much to maintain. And speaking from the emotional side of things, there were many days during our struggle that pulling up into the driveway of this giant house felt like a mockery. Each window peered at me laughing, reminding me that this house might only be the home to a married couple and some pets. Thinking that these rooms would not have children occupy them always saddened me. Even with Sammy here, I know six bedrooms is just way too much for us.
And unfortunately, our entire struggle with infertility was endured in this home. Many sad nights were spent in the living room with Kevin holding me as I sobbed. Memories of Kevin and I hugging each other after our babies died, crying in one another's arms. Coming home after my mom's funeral i 2011, this was all in this home. I'm sad to report that we've had more negative memories in this home than happy ones.
So with the market being hot right now, we decided to look and not only did we find the perfect home, we are making an incredible financial decision with it all. We put our home on the market last Wednesday, and had an offer only four days later! We will be moving into our new house November 21st.
I must be crazy for trying to close on two houses with a three month old baby right before the holidays, but it's definitely the best move for us. But I'm excited for a new start with new, happy memories with our wonderful family of three.
Our new house: almost 3k sq feet 4bd/3ba. It has a gorgeous kitchen, a beautiful porch, and we get to take a lot of our profit from this house and upgrade it to just the way we want. We will be installing hardwood floors, new appliances, and the list goes on and on.
The one thing that we've struggled with in this decision is the fact we put so much work into making Sammy's nursery the way that it is. But not only can we recreate her nursery in the new house, the room which will be hers is identically set up like the one here! And it has an even more beautiful window, so I feel it is meant to be. And putting Sammy's nursery together was very theraputic for me and Kevin at the time. It felt like we were punching infertility in the face. I have no regrets.
So there's our big news for now. I pray everything works out as planned and there are no snafus with either home in the process.
|Our current house which has been lots of fun to decorate|
|And the new house which is a blank slate. I can't wait to make this our new home!|