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running2ks

You make me well up with tears here. OOOOH!

Emily

What a rite of passage it is to say goodbye to a house. Just this week, we were talking about our old apartment in the city and my five year old didn't remember it. We moved out when she was just two, and three years later, even though I know better, it still surprises and saddens me that she doesn't remember the rooms of the home she lived in her first two years.

It's a great big deal moving to a new home .. everyone is going to flow in the space in new ways, and down the road as everyone gets settled in, happy and sad and momentus occasions all will take place under your shiny new roof. Exciting and traumatizing at the same time.

I love your daughter's letter to her old room, and will think of doing the same myself one day.

Emily

What a rite of passage it is to say goodbye to a house. Just this week, we were talking about our old apartment in the city and my five year old didn't remember it. We moved out when she was just two, and three years later, even though I know better, it still surprises and saddens me that she doesn't remember the rooms of the home she lived in her first two years.

It's a great big deal moving to a new home .. everyone is going to flow in the space in new ways, and down the road as everyone gets settled in, happy and sad and momentus occasions all will take place under your shiny new roof. Exciting and traumatizing at the same time.

I love your daughter's letter to her old room, and will think of doing the same myself one day.

Isabel

Simply beautiful.

Anna

It has been almost a year since we moved, but I still get sad and sappy. My son was born in our last house and one of the biggest reasons not to move was that. He will never remember the first house he lived in (he is only 28 months) and that makes me sad. Setting up for Christmas here in our new place made me kinda sad too. Everything had a place at our old house and filled it to the brim. It all seems lost in the new place. It was all for the better and I hope I don't blink too fast, the first two years have gone by so fast already.

Anna

Becki

I can't believe you've been back for two weeks and I haven't checked.

That post was, indeed, beautiful.

Izzy

The part about sitting on the floor sobbing with your daughter at the prospect of moving out of your home made me tear up. I sometimes underestimate how much a home means to a child because we moved so much when I was little and I guess I was just used to it. My daughter often tells me how sad she was to leave our old house (she was not quite three then) and I feel so sad for taking her from the only home she ever really knew. But new beginnings can be wonderful, right? Right. Best of luck in your new home!

Shelley Ginger

Reading your post was like a little time capsule of your life in that house.

I hope the new owners will cherish the note from your daughter. Charming.

The post - full of heart.

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