Sunday, November 11, 2007
What's in a name?
Recently, I was asked how I came up with the name Movin' Mom.
If you read my Bio, you would understand. We move a lot.
I have tried numerous times to come up with something creative as a replacement. But to no avail, I remain Movin' Mom.
Then I realized, if I am going to continue to move every two to four years I am may as well keep it.
Then the unexpected occured. Something that noone could have imagined.
The phone rang... It was time! Time to make another move. Although this has to be a record. We have only been living here 15 months. The average moves are normally 2-4 years but 4 is our normal. We have only had one stay in Illinois that lasted 2 years.
SO AS THE STORY CONTINUES, MOVIN' MOM IS MOVING TO MICHIGAN!
Here's the plus, Movin' Dad and I have both decided that we are done!
NO MORE MOVES! THIS IS IT!
Over the Thanksgiving holidays, we will be traveling to our 'ol stompin grounds in search of the perfect home.
Not just any 'ol perfect home, "OUR PERFECT HOME."
We have never purchased a home with the thought that we would grow old in this home. We have always had to prioritize our needs based on resale of that home.
This time will be different.
This could very well be the home that I become a mother of not only a graduate but 4 graduates.
A home where I may become a mother in law, a grandmother, and so much more.
A home where if I want to paint the walls black....I can.
A home where we can actually bury a time capsule in the back yard and know that one day in the future we will dig it back up.
A home where I can have mailing labels and stationary pre printed in bulk if I want.
It will also be the last time that our close friends and families will have to scratch out our address in their address book.
A home where we can say....WE'RE HERE TO STAY!
MY HOME!!! MY HOME!!! MY HOME!!!
I mean.....OUR HOME!
*sidenote~ I wouldn't really paint the walls black....but I could if I wanted to.