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Saying Goodbye to #mallorysparkhome

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!

xo, Mallory

18 Comments

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    Anne
    March 18, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    God Bless you and your family!

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    Joy
    March 18, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Love ya Mal! I can’t wait to see what you dream up for your next home!!

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    Megan
    March 18, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Thank you for being vulnerable and sharing. We all (aka the world) just adore you and are excited to share in this next chapter with you!

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    Julie Avery
    March 18, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Beautiful words Mallory. Thank you for sharing

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    Cassandra O.
    March 18, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Tears streamed down my face reading this and reliving the glimpse you shared with us in these moment. So special. Thank you for sharing.

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    Lisa
    March 18, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Oh my goodness Mallory 💜 So many hugs! I can’t wait to see what you do next!

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    Stephanie
    March 18, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    So incredibly touching. Godspeed to you and your family ❤️

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    Liz
    March 18, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Love this! Such sweet memories you will always have of your home in your heart. Blessings.

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    Lis
    March 18, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Love your vulnerability 💕 God has a plan for you all and I can’t wait to see your new journey in this new house filled with lots of love, faith and tons of fun making it your own. All my love and prayers for a smooth renovation ❤️

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    Laurie
    March 18, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Love this post Mallory! So excited to share the journey of your new home and to see all the great things you and Savannah will do now that you’re not 2 hours away from each other!

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    Tiffany Hatch
    March 18, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Making me cry on a Monday. Xoxo

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    Laura
    March 18, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your journey!
    Xoxo

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    Rebecca
    March 18, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing your journey! You are very inspiring! Best of luck on this new adventure! Can’t wait to see your talent and creativity transform your next home!

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    Natalie
    March 18, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing! It gave me a great perspective on my move I made almost a year ago . One of the hardest things I have ever done. You have opened my eye as a new place with new memories will be made even though things are different.

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    Khristine Davenport
    March 18, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Much love to you and your family! Prescott is going to miss you! But your new hometown is going to gain so much!!

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    Regina
    March 19, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Brought me tears! I hope the new home holds lots of great new memories for you and your family! <3

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    Joyce vail
    March 19, 2019 at 7:37 am

    You are amazing ! I can feel your 💖as I read this journey you walked ! Hugs to you my Friend & 🙏 that your new journey will bring forth Gods promises for those that endure!!🌹💝 God bless you & your family💞

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    -Aracely
    March 19, 2019 at 8:39 am

    I love this! Thank you for sharing. You have great taste, your new home is going to be perfect ♥️

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