Saturday, 29 March 2014

And it's goodnight from her

Well, just two more sleeps in the house into which we brought our babies. And then we'll move to the house from which we'll presumably see them go. Wouldn't you think? God willing?


This has been our first marital home, the boys' only home, the third house I recall living in, and the second I have owned. On Monday I will have owned five cars and lived in four houses in my whole life.


It is a strange time. Exciting, exhausting, God-filled, and strange!


Thank you all for reading along with fraise lachrymose. Blogging has been a huge part of my life in this house over the last few years. Blogging coincided with my leaving full-time work and embracing the renaissance of the cult of domestic woman. Not that I was any good at it, but I did hug it happily!


There will still be fraise, if the computer survives the move. (If I survive the move.) I'm thinking more along the lines of A Partridge in a Pear Tree; bet you're singing that now!  That's what I got for Christmas this year- a partridge in a pear tree. The partridge (knitted chicken) came from MK, and the tree came from Prince Charming.


The pear tree, and the partridge, are coming across the road. The strawberry bed unfortunately has to stay. I'll be planting lots more strawberries along with us at By The Pear Tree, but they'll take a while to settle in. Maybe the strawberry analogy still works!


It's not such a lachrymose land, my land, anymore. Even given Mum's illness this year, Mattman's Big Test, Mum and Dad's moving last month, us moving this month. It has been hard work and it has been busy, but it's not so lachrymose as before. I think the difference is that maybe, finally, perhaps, I might be learning a little bit of faith.


Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.


Psalm 37 has been our story since February half-term. God speed with all your stories this weekend and beyond. We'll see you across the road- you might need to bring your own cup...



14 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

I'm bringing my mug...a large one.
Jane x
PS I'll bring cake too.

Lisa Richards said...

You are a blessed woman. I think I lived in about 10 houses by the time I was six! I'm not sure what that was all about, but I've lived in my current spot for about 25 years and hope I can stay! I'll have to backtrack on your blog and learn more of your move "across the road". Blessings on your new home and your family!

M.K. said...

Wonderful verses from the psalm -- thank you! I like that, "dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture." That speaks to my heart at this point in life. 24 years of marriage. 17 moves. So weary. We are scared, but tentatively trying to begin making little plans for us, for a piece of earth, for a small house. For a home. May your new home be filled with warmth and joy and security!

Pom Pom said...

I remember when I closed the door for the last time on a house we had brought #3 and #4 babies home to. It felt BIG to do that and move on.
Bless you and bless your new abode!

Elizabethd said...

Moving house is a huge stress. I'm sure you will make your new home a happy place and create all sorts of new memories.

Fat Dormouse said...

I look forward to following your adventures with the pear tree, Mags. I pray that God will be with you amidst all the chaos of your move. He will be holding your hand for the next part of your Big Adventure

Kezzie said...

God bless you, the family and the partridge and don't be a stranger- please keep bloggging- I miss you!x

Betty said...

Blessings for you and your family as you close the door on your old dwelling place and open the door to what will now be 'home'. Betty

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Mags, did I tell you I brought 2 mugs from Ireland home...and neither one broke! Happy move, happy home, happy family!

The dB family said...

Sending up prayers that you and your computer survive the move. Also praying that you will quickly feel settled and enjoying your new home. I love that Psalm!

Blessings!
Deborah

GretchenJoanna said...

I can imagine you changing your blog a bit to reflect this big change that will give you a fresh start. And who knows, maybe you'll get a new computer, too ! (you know, they need replacing more often these days) but in any case, there is enough refreshment to spill over into more fun blogs for us to read.

Isabelle said...

Oh, happy new house! I hope you're getting sorted out.

Chris said...

Hi Mags, I hope your move went well and you are now enjoying your new home. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day and Happy Easter. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

Gumbo Lily said...

God bless you and your family as you enter your new home. I hope you'll be back to report things to us.