Saturday, July 30, 2011


If you are reading this here instead of hearing it straight from me I apologize! Things have happened rather quickly, but Stacey accepted a job in Waco and we'll be heading there permanently on August 7th! And by permanently, I mean we'll be living with my parents until our house here sells and we're able to find one of our own.

As fun as it would have been to try and show our house with four boys and two dogs we thought it might be just a bit simpler if we got the heck out of dodge. So, we've been rushing around like chickens with our heads cut off trying to get this beauty ready to put on the market.

I've always thought I didn't want to be one of those people that waits to fix everything up until they are going to sell instead of enjoying it themselves, but reality often trumps such aspirational thoughts.

We are super excited about the job, and all that waits for us in Waco (my family, lifelong friends and all a smaller town has to offer!), but we are equally sad to be leaving everything we love here (our family, lifelong friends, all that big-D has to offer)!! Clearly it is bitter-sweet. Thankfully, we know that friends are friends forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome never ends...What? sometimes the '90s Michael W. just says it best. ;) We are happy that we'll just be a couple of hours away and when we need a Dallas fix we can make it happen.

And while I am letting sappy songs do the talking I can't help but hum a little...if these old walls, If these old walls could speak, of things that they remember well, stories and faces dearly held, a couple in love living week to week, rooms full of laughter, if these walls could speak...I know a house is just a house and moths and rust will soon destroy and all that, but this particular house is where I brought home four precious babies and where we were reminded repeatedly that loves grows best in little houses, so it will always have a little piece of my heart.

And it could have a piece of yours too for the low price of just...JK. But seriously.


Kacey said...

Great post! Personally, I can't wait!!!!!!! I know how strange and sad some of the leaving is, but I just can hardly stand it that you are going to be in Waco!!!!!!

angie said...

Michael and Amy, seriously bringing out the big guns:)!! Both of those songs are awesome and remind me of our childhood. And now that we can raise our own kids together is just a answered prayer and a huge thrill forme and Kacey! I hope you have supernatural strength this week and extra patience and swift packing skills. :) I'll watch the four pack any time you need a big-D fix!!
Love y'all.

Katy said...

It's really happening!!!!!!!!!!!!!


now, BRING IT.

p.s. Know exactly what you mean about leaving that sweet house. It is so heart wrenching to think about what sweet memories were made there! :( But===new wonderful memories to come in the WACK! :)

Melissa said...

Yay for y'all and being close to family. I think all the time about how it would be to be closer...truly bittersweet. Praying for this transition. What job did Stacey get?