Friday, June 04, 2010

moving day


Photo from arttherapyblog


In times of stress and unease, I occasionally look for quotes to use as a mantra to repeat when necessary.
So tomorrow as we move from the house that we shared with my beloved best friend/husband/father of our little ones, I will be repeating yet another appropriate phrase in the hopes of easing the fear, sadness and sense of loss that this change is bringing....along with its' intrigue, curiousity and excitement:

"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." ~Anatole France

8 comments:

Desha said...

Thinking of you this weekend and hoping everything goes smoothly. I know its a big step!

Jen said...

Very best wishes! You are brave and bold and smart and thoughtful, and good things will come from this move.

Here's another quote that I like:

An Ode to Faith
by Patrick Overter

When you have come to the edge
Of all the light you know,
Into the darkness of the unknown,
Faith is knowing that
One of two things will happen,
There will be something solid to stand on,
Or you will be taught to fly.

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

We're thinking of you this weekend as you take this enormous step into your future. Hope everything goes really smoothly, and that you and the kids will be happy in your new home. X

Amber said...

That's a good one.

I'll be thinking of you - I hope the move goes well!

Anonymous said...

I hope you are up for visitors this summer. I have been meaning to call you, but life is busy....... I am wishing you a smooth move and an amazingly calm transition!! Talk to you soon!
Danielle

Rochelle said...

I follow your blog - never have commented. I'm not a widow - just a woman feeling for you and I myself have had many changes in my life. I wish you love and luck on your move. You are lovely.

J-in-Wales said...

Hope it all went well.

Carry said...

I just Hope that everything goes really smoothly, and that you and the kids will be happy in your new home.