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Monday, May 9, 2011

Memory Lane Takes You Places

This is a picture of my new hall closet. It's home to these.
Years and years of family photos.
How can I just unpack them and not spend hours flipping through them?
Answer: I can't.

 Thursday was a hard day. I couldn't stop crying.
It was pretty pitiful. The ugly cry. The waterworks just wouldn't stop.
I know...I'm a big baby.

It's not the house we're leaving, it's the memories it has carried.
Almost ten years later, and I find myself wondering where the time has gone.

I have enjoyed a trip down memory lane this weekend.
Hubs and I spent Mother's Day morning flipping through album after album.
The boys slept late and we drank coffee and looked at our life in pictures.

It was therapeutic. I thought I'd share a few pieces with you.

This was the very first day at our old house.
My oldest looked like this...
He was four.

Nine years later...
...almost 13 years old and taller than me.

I brought my youngest home from the hospital to the old house.


Today he looks like this...

...6 years old and growing fast!

I realized why I am so emotional over this move.

A season of our life has passed.
Although, I'm ready to embrace whatever God has planned,
it's bittersweet to say good-bye to the last chapter.
We've shared so much life, and so many memories.

But, I'm ready to make more!
God has something good ahead!
I know that.
(Jeremiah 29:11)

In the meantime, enjoy a few more pics from my trip down memory lane.






Embrace today. Tomorrow comes so fast!

Easter Sunday 2011

Today memory lane took me to a place where I'm ready to embrace the new!

See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
Isaiah 43:19

8 Comments:

At May 9, 2011 at 10:06 AM , Blogger Karen Mortensen said...

Loved all the pictures.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 12:42 PM , Blogger Sara said...

That's a lot of albums Girl!! Loved this sweet post, and I think great things are ahead for your and your awesome family!!

 
At May 9, 2011 at 2:35 PM , Blogger Shell said...

I always have to flip through photo albums, too.

What wonderful memories. You'll make new ones in your new house. :)

I love your yellow Easter dress!

 
At May 9, 2011 at 4:40 PM , Blogger Hutch said...

It's amazing how much time can be spent looking through old pictures! I've moved every 1-2 years since I was 18, so I don't have a house attachment, but the memories still hold the same value. No matter where you live, no one can take them from you :)

 
At May 9, 2011 at 6:18 PM , Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

What wonderful memory books you have of your house and your family! I will be praying for your transition. It was a boat load of prayers that guided me through my move.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 11:28 PM , Blogger Sandra said...

Sorry you had to go through such an emotional day, but the pictures were well worth it for me as a reader! I blog hop in search of people and their pictures.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 10:48 AM , Blogger Mama Hen said...

Happy Mother's Day Adrienne! I hope you had a fabulous day! These pictures are beautiful! I know it is hard to leave the memories you shared. But they live on within your heart always! It is great that you have pictures too. I wish you all the best my friend! have a great day!

Mama Hen

 
At May 14, 2011 at 12:22 PM , Anonymous heidi @ wonder woman wannabee said...

you're adorable! love your fun Easter dress!

-h

 

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