The End of a Chapter

#inspiration, value, beautyA few days ago, my husband and I looked around our empty house for the last time, left a note and the keys on the counter, closed the door and drove away. Our home of fifteen years was about to become the home of another family.

One chapter of our lives had concluded. The story written in that chapter began when we arrived in Alberta, happy to be closer to our children and two grandchildren. In the following pages our joy increased as we welcomed new members, including five more grandchildren to the family. The rooms were often graced with the sweet sound of laughter as we gathered for meals and sleepovers with grandchildren.

The years passed in what seemed like the blink of an eye. The lives of our children and grandchildren have become busier as ours have slowed down. My husband and I are now retired and the upkeep required with a house is not as appealing as it once was.

Still, the decision to close this chapter was not an easy one. There comes a time, however, when in order to move forward, we need to let go of things that are holding us in the past. That time had come.

I am grateful for the chapter we’ve just closed. Its pages contained opportunities, activities and experiences indelibly imprinted in my memory.

The story is far from over and as we turn the page to start the next chapter, I’m excited to see how it continues.

8 thoughts on “The End of a Chapter”

  1. Thank you for sharing this, I feel it comes as a message to me, wanting to be propelled forward, in order to seize more of life, but difficult for me to let go. The end of a chapter, what a beauitful way to phrase it. Thank you God bless you in your new adventures.

    1. Marcie, I appreciate hearing how this came at the right time for you. I read somewhere that you can’t start the next chapter when you keep rereading the same page! Now that I’ve turned the page new adventures are possible. Thank you for your well wishes.

    1. Out of the house and currently living in an RV! Should be able to move into our apartment in a few weeks. This is definitely a change for us!

  2. Congratulations on moving on to the next chapter. May it bring you as much joy as the last chapter.

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