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Changing of the Guard

Thursday, 21 July 2011

A man and a woman had a little baby,
Yes, they did.
They had three in the family,
And that’s a magic number.
~ Bob Dorough

The house seemed so big for our little family. In addition to our room and Beernut’s room, we had a guest room and a study. It seemed impossible that a time would come when we would outgrow our little home.

A year after we had moved in, our family of three had grown to a family of four. We lost the guest room to Lil Miss Poppyseed, but I still had my study.

A few more years passed, and with the addition of Peach, our family was complete. Beernut gained a roommate…and I retained my rights to the study. It did not take long, however, for us to realize that we now needed more space.

We talked about moving closer to the shul. We talked about it for so long that one of the kids’ (non-Jewish) teachers actually called at the start of the new year to confirm where she ought to send our Rosh HaShanah card.

And now the time has come for us to say goodbye to our little home. We’ve celebrated some of our happiest moments as a family in this home. It has served us well. And now, with full hearts, we turn it over to its new little family.

Take good care of them…

5 Comments leave one →
  1. the writ and the wrote permalink
    Thursday, 21 July 2011 6:56 am

    Sweet post. Enjoy this next part of life’s adventure.

  2. Thursday, 21 July 2011 9:58 am

    We were in the exact same place a month ago. We lived in one house for 9 years. When we moved in, I was pregnant for the first time. By the time we left, we had 4 kids (including one who was born in that house). We were ready to go, but still, it was difficult to do it.

    Best of luck to you on your journey.

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  4. Thursday, 21 July 2011 8:53 pm

    Awwww, that’s so sweet to leave good wishes for the next family. I have such good thoughts about our first house too and I often wonder about the family living there now. Mazel tov on the new home and the move. (Do we mazel tov for that?)


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