Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Sad and Joyous Day at the Same Time


Today is a sad and happy day all in one.  Today, my old home is completely empty.  As I write this, the carpet people are there stretching out the carpet and cleaning it all to get ready for Tiffany and the three sweet, precious little girls to start moving in this weekend.


Remember the shelf with all of my Mc Coy pieces?  It is now empty and all of the Mc Coy has been moved to my new home.


The spare bedroom was already red with all black and white accents.  The rabbit I painted above the door was Tiff's when she was little.  This room will be the twin's room.  We are doing it all in Minnie Mouse with lots of black and white polka dots.  They will love it.  They are both going into twin beds and giving up their cribs.  Should be interesting!  LOL


This is the door to their room.  This was Tiff's room when she was little.  The girls will certainly enjoy it.


This room was yellow.  Now it is hot pink!  This will be Laynee's room all done in Frozen items.  She is so excited to have her own room.


The closets are all empty.  It is a sad time but I am so blessed that I can do this for Tiff and her girls.  I know they will love this home as much as I did for almost 48 years.  Plus I can still go back at any time and visit my old home.

But, it is still a little sad.  You don't put 48 years of your life in one home and walk away without some emotional ties.  I am just lucky tho that it is still and will always be in the family.

Sad but good.

Judy






45 comments:

  1. Big hugs for you Judy. I miss the house that I lived in for 35 years. I drove by it the other day...and I always long to be back there with my daughters. It is a truly wonderful thing that family will be in the home you shared and loved for so many years with your family. I wish all of you good luck and happiness. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie - Yes, it will remain in the family and I can go there anytime I want. I have a key. LOL

      Judy

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  2. You are lucky it will remain in the family. Most people when they sell.. they can never go back to visit. I'm happy for you all. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Thanks Teresa. I am very lucky and blessed.

      Judy

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  3. It is a difficult mix of good and sad isn't it. I know it will all be good and you are doing a wonderful thing!

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    1. Thanks Amy. I have been truly blessed being able to do this for the kids.

      Judy

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  4. I know you must feel all kinds of emotions. But at least it's staying in the family and you can still spend time there. You've sure worked hard for this move! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Yes Diane - it is kind of bittersweet, but all good.

      Judy

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  5. Judy,
    My heart goes out to you, dear friend!
    The longest I have ever lived in one home is 15 years!
    "Mr. Ed" was a US Army Career Soldier and Home was where we hung his hat!
    Stay focused on making new memories in this same home with your daughter and grandgirls.
    I can only imagine all the giggles and memories in the making!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Thanks Pat - We are doing the girls' rooms all up this weekend. So, it will be a complete surprise to them. Can't wait till they see them.

      Judy

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  6. Thinking of you, dear Judy. Bittersweet, so many memories in that house - but renewal and restoration in the new house. Much, much love, as always.

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    1. Thanks Claudia - Yes, it is bittersweet but I look forward to new memories made in that home and my new one also.

      Love,
      Judy

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  7. We know things have to change but it still does not mean our hearts are not heavy. How wonderful your family members will be enjoying your home...with new laughter and memories.

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    1. Thanks Ann. Yes, changes are hard but I am looking forward to new memories in both homes.

      Judy

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  8. Soon your first home will be filled with love and laughter and hugs and everything that goes with raising family. Hugs and Love
    Joy

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    1. Yes Joy - I am looking forward to lots of love and laughter in that home and this new one also. Have a good day.

      Judy

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  9. I feel for you...so many memories but there will be many more new ones!

    Sending a hug!

    Jane

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    1. Yes Jane - Lots of memories but am looking forward to more memories made with Tiff and the girls.

      Judy

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  10. I thought you were quite brave for moving. I doubt I could do it after all these years and all the memories and sentiments in this old house.

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    1. Brave or stupid??? LOL We are on the downhill side of both moves tho. So, it is looking up.

      Judy

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  11. Sad but good, great to help build new memories in your old house. Have a blessed day dear friend. Hugs

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    1. Looking forward to lots of new memories to combine with the old ones.

      Have a good weekend.

      Judy

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  12. Aw, Judy! My heart aches for you and I know it was hard to move. But how wonderful that your family will be there and you can always go back and create more memories. I am amazed at all of your energy as you have worked so hard on your new house. Blessings to you , sweet Judy.
    You're always a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thanks Shelia - I don't think I could have made the move if it would have meant selling my old home. But now, I can have new memories with the girls.

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  13. Bless your heart! It is great that it is being fixed up for your family to live in and grow in.

    FlowerLady

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    1. Yes Lorraine - Looking forward to making new memories. Have a good and cool weekend.

      Judy

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  14. I can so relate...and it brings me to tears just writing about it.
    We sold our home of 40 yrs...where we raised our kids...to our little grands, it was Memaw's house...my mother and dad and brother were there often...so many great improvements we made to the house over the 40 yr span...yes, it was one of the most traumatic things I've ever gone thru. The home our son has made for us is, by far, the most beautiful we've ever lived in and we love it here...very comfy and pretty...I thank the Lord every single day for it...still...at times...I get homesick for my olden house...I know it's silly...after all, it's only a house.

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    1. But, it wasn't a house, it was a home, right? Glad you know how I feel. Most can't relate to 40+ years in one home. Lots of good memories and many more to come.

      Judy

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  15. Judy, I KNOW exactly what you are saying and feeling. Our kids also live in our old house that I thought would be my forever home. But the feeling that you can do something for your kids that they might not have otherwise, plus the fact that you can visit as often as you want to, makes it such a special part of your life and you will love your new home too..Happy Weekend..Judy

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    1. I am so blessed that I am able to do this for Tiff and her girls. John would be so happy knowing they had so much more room and a big back yard, a playhouse and all the other good things.

      Judy

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  16. Hi Judy, I know just what you are feeling. The good memories will always live in your heart as your share in the new with your family moving in to create wonderful times. It's a house well loved and cared for. A blessing to all who live there. Wishing you many new blessings in your new home. Wishing you a happy weekend ahead. xo

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    1. Yes, the whole move thing has been such a blessing and such a smooth transition that I feel very lucky. Tiff keeps saying "are you regretting anything"? I tell her the move was hard physically but I have no regrets at all.

      Judy

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  17. It is nice you can visit when ever you want. And how exciting to be moving into your next home full of projects. Hope you are doing well and not too sad. Thinking of you.

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    1. Thanks! I know when we get the girls' rooms all done and decorated and they get moved in the first week in July, it will all be good. They will have that big screened in back porch, a new swing set in a big back yard and a playhouse. John would be thrilled.

      Judy

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  18. Your conflicting feelings are very understandable. On one hand, it's happy and exciting that your beloved home will be lived in by Tiffany and her girls; on the other hand, I can understand how hard it would be to leave with all the memories you have there. Hugs and blessings to you, Judy.

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    1. It's all good. The other day was just a shocker when the house was completely empty. I'm so glad the girls will have that home to grow up in.

      Happy weekend.

      Judy

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  19. Oh Judy, I know how you feel, but the little ones are going to love it just as much as you have. Your right you can go back and visit anytime you want to. Would love to see the photo's of the girls rooms when they are finished.

    Mary

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    1. Thanks Mary. Yes, the girls will love it as much as I do. Will take photos when we get their rooms finished.

      Judy

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  20. Judy,
    You expressed this all so well, it is a mix of many feelings and it is very natural to feel this way. You certainly have given your family a lasting and beautiful gift though.
    Jemma

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    1. Thanks Jemma - Am looking forward to them having lots of good memories also

      Happy weekend.

      Judy

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  21. You are so right a sad and happy day all in one. Hugs to you Judy,
    Meredith

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    1. Thanks Meredith. Lots of new memories to be made there.

      Happy weekend.

      Judy

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  22. It will be exciting to see the changes and updates she makes - the mixed emotions are normal, but change is good!! Enjoy this new stage of your life!

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    1. Change is good!! Will be looking for the girls to make lots of new memories in that home that is so precious to me.

      Happy weekend.

      Judy

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  23. I agree with others...it is a happy and sad day. But just think of all the new wonderful memories that you will have.
    hugs,
    ~Cindy

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