I’m gonna be a bit vulnerable here and hope you’re fine with it!
We sold our house.
If you didn’t catch our Instagram announcement, we are moving! I wanted to announce it all sooner but it didn’t make sense since everything was super “up in the air” as far as moving plans etc.
We were so blessed to list our house (AND SELL IN A WEEK!) with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. They went above and beyond and made our home look its absolute BEST which lead to a quick sale. Our agent was amazing and handled my 500 calls a day with patience and whenever I had a concern or needed something done, it was handled with HUSTLE which I so appreciate, being the anxious, impatient person that I am. I can’t believe how smoothly it all went.
If you need a real estate agent in the Prescott, Arizona or Phoenix Metro area, I can’t recommend Josias Solorzano with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate enough – Check out his website for contact info, here.
I’m not going to share details of the sale out of respect and privacy of the buyers but we are SO happy that our home that we’ve poured our blood, sweat and tears into is going to an amazing family.
Vulnerability. The bittersweet part of this all is that I truly LOVE our home. Like I’ve written “our home” in my gratitude journal every day for months and I truly l love everything inside these walls. The past 2 years have been filled with the highest of highs, success, excitement AND pain, fear, pressure, devastation, loss, tears and anxiety. It’s also been FILLED with GROWTH, gratitude and change. I have changed. I have grown in ways I never knew possible.
In this home…
In this home, we celebrated. 2 Christmases, 12 birthdays, 2 Easters, Parker’s baptism, 2 anniversaries, etc etc. Christmas mornings in this home were my favorite.
In this home, I broke my foot. I went through an absolutely miserable pregnancy that I am forever grateful for the healthy pregnancy and delivery of my 5th baby boy.. 8 months pregnant, I broke my foot and was forced to be off of it until after I delivered my baby. It was totally insane.
In this home, I lost my sister. In my favorite spot in my house (my comfy master bed), I received the news of my little sister passing away and returning to our Heavenly Father. Which was coincidentally the exact space that I spoke to her last on the phone. Her daughters (9 and 11 years old) were having a cousins sleepover at my house when I received the news. I couldn’t tell them. I sobbed my heart out, called Savannah and had to muster up the strength to put on a face like everything was normal until their dad could make the 2-hour drive to Prescott to give them the news. In our playroom, he told their daughters about her death and I waited outside the door to try to comfort them in some way. I will never forget that day. Such pain and strength all around.
In this home, I planned her funeral and was loved, served, cared for and encouraged by friends and family. The never ever let me down.
In this home, we brought home our perfect baby boy, Oliver in December 2017.
In this home, I almost lost my baby. My 14 day old baby nearly lost his life from RSV and paramedics saved his life in my living room. Miracles were performed, prayers were answered and he survived and is a bouncy, perfect 14 month old now.
In this home, I grew. A lot. I learned the hardest life lessons and grew into the person I need to be at this point in my life. No, I’m not perfect. No, I’m not anywhere close to having it all together but the growth I’ve experienced and the things I’ve learned in this home do make me proud. The girl that moved into this home is not the same girl that is moving out. I am proud of that.
I know this is what is supposed to be and this is part of His plan for me and my family and to move forward (and to another city!) with that knowledge is SUCH a blessing for an anxious over-thinker like myself! I canNOT WAIT to share the rest of this journey with you guys! For reals, the new house is going to be so amazing! In my brain, it looks great so let’s hope we can pull it off!
Again, thank you for your love and support, always!