We tried not to talk about it or bring it up. We both put it out of our minds. That’s how my husband and I treated the offer that came in on our North Carolina house about 7 weeks ago. As the closing inched forward, the quieter we became about the whole thing. It’s like we were both walking around on our tiptoes, not wanting to disturb the baby.
For seven weeks, I didn’t even say anything about it on Facebook, which if you know me at all, you know that’s highly unusual behavior. Because, you know, if something happens and it’s not recorded on Facebook, did it really happen? It’s kind of like the tree falling in the forest issue. My husband lovingly makes fun of my chronic need and desire to let the world know that, at this very moment, I’m sipping coffee. Don’t you all have a burning desire to know that?? 😉
Yesterday, we got the good news. We are no longer homeowners in the great state of North Carolina!!
The call I received from the lawyer’s office was very anti-climatic.
“You mean it’s done?” I asked. “There’s nothing else we need to do? Are you sure?”
“Yes, the purchase has been recorded. It’s all done.”
“Okay, thanks so much.”
After receiving the news, I felt a sting of sadness. That chapter of our life is officially over. It’s like getting to the last page of a great book. You’re happy to read the conclusion, but you grieve a little bit too.
What’s next, Lord? What will the next chapters in this new book look like? Where will the story lead?
As always, my goal as I flip the pages is to “live expectantly without expectations.” But, I do plan on dog earring the good pages and highlighting the memorable sections. And, yes, I’ll keep you all up to date on how it goes!
What about you? When big life events happen, do you tend to grow quiet or do you shout it from rooftops?