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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Changes for Ceekay!

I know I have hinted that we had some things that needed much thought and prayer, and they were not about my health.  I have questioned whether I should blog about it, or even if I should continue to blog.  But after speaking with some of my closest blog friends, they encouraged me to continue blogging.  So I will share what has been going on.

In a sentence, my husband and I are moving.  As I tell you this, there is a big hole in my heart because I love our home and thought it was my last home.  But after months of consideration and weighing the pros and cons, we have decided to move closer to my doctors, my husband's work, and to go into a gated 55plus community.  And downsizing.  Now, my current home isn't all that big...my new one, much smaller.  I won't even go into the crying and begging God to give me a joyful spirit.

No, I am not thrilled about it.  I could lie...but I think that things being what there are for so many of us, that would not be a help to anyone.  The reality is...things being what they are, me no longer being able to work, and my husband drawing closer to retirement....we believe it is the right choice, and the choice that the Lord seems to be drawing us to.

As you know, I am quite the sentimental person.  My husband has always said I have 10,000 personal friends...my stuff!  Well, you can't put 10 pounds of flour in a 2 pound  bag...if you get my drift...so some things have got to go.  This is why I have been cleaning and reorganizing, and now packing.

I am hoping that you will still want to follow my blog.  My blog is mostly about my home...and that is not going to change.  It may not be grand, but it will still be my home, my joys, my frustrations, be it different.  I hope you will continue to follow along.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.  Moving while being on chemo was not on my list for 2012.....but it must have been on God's!  We have been amazed at how He has answered some specific prayers regarding our new place.  I will share those with you as this journey continues....

Well, going to go for now...no pictures, just boxes, and boxes, and, well...you get the idea!

 We will be doing the actual move the middle of April.

46 comments:

Terra said...

Ceekay, I love your spirit and always like to visit with you via your blog, so I am happy you are continuing to blog. It sounds like this move is painful for you and yet I think it will turn out to be a wonderful change. God's plans are for good for you, as the Good Book says.

Suzann said...

Oh Ceekay...I hope you are doing well and much prayers to you and for your health.
Please keep us posted on your move and I know your new home will feel right once you are moved in and settled.
Hope your weekend is wonderful!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Shelia said...

Oh, Ceekay, I feel your heart! And I'm sorry for the anguish you feel. But I know you love the Lord and as His child, you trust Him. It has to be hard to downsize and get ready for the move but I know the Lord will give you joy and I pray soon! I remember that old Gaither song - hold on my child, joy comes in the morning. Weeping only last for awhile! I'll always follow your blog and I'll be praying for you and your hubby.
Love you,
Shelia ;)

Connie said...

Thinking of you. Send pica of new home.

We're in the thinkin' stages ourselves...thinking toward Florida, though. Somewhere between tarpon and st. Pete. Love ya.

NanaNor's said...

Hi Ceekay, I can tell how very difficult this transition is for you but I believe the Lord is just going to bless you socks off. You are such an incredible friendly, giving gal that I know you'll have oodles of friends in your new community within a month. Thank you that you are quitting blogging-we really need your inspiration. I bet you'll even have some wonderful new things in your house that you'll just love.
Wish I could help you pack.
Hugs, Noreen

Andrew said...

Moving can be tough. Good luck!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I love ya girl..Hugs and smiles Gloria

All Ways Designing said...

Awwww Ceekay - I'll be praying for a JOYFUL move and a special smile in your heart.

HUGS,
Jan

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Ceekay,
Of course we'll follow your blog because of you, not your home. Your home is what you make of it...with your spirit, not your things. Please take care of yourself during the move. Wishing you the best.
Cindy

Susan said...

Ceekay, your home will be beautiful! You are one of those persons that could make a home out of a shoe box. You are such a creative and talented person! I will most definitely read your blog my friend!

Betty Sneeringer said...

I am so sorry this big change is necessary! I pray that it goes smoothly and won't be as painful when it is all said and done. Whatever can make your life easier sounds like the thing to do. May God's richest blessings be showered on you!

Betty

sissie said...

Hi Ceekay,
I will always follow your blog. You are a very sweet and dear person and I always enjoy visiting here. I know that you are dreading the changes that are happening in your life right now and I will be praying for you. I feel certain that it will all will work out for the best. I wish you much happiness and good health.

hugs
Sissie

Sharing Shadymont said...

Thinking of you. May God continue to work in your lives. Look to him for the strength you need.

Kathy

Cyn said...

Ceekay..the one thing that I have learned about God is, he knows best and he is NEVER wrong. Going to him and praying for guidance is a must. You will make your new place "home" just like you have the one you are in now. Those 55+ communites have lots of exciting things going on in them I am told. Your in my prayers sweetie.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Change and moving is so hard and you not feeling well right now makes it tougher..
I know you'll get through this and friends and family will still be close by. God knows the miracles he has planned for you and maybe it takes this change for that to happen.

I visit your blog for YOU , so I am happy you'll keep blogging.

xoxo
Sonny

Ashley ~ said...

Your home is where the heart is, and you have a BIG heart of love and will have a beautiful HOME anywhere you go*! ((HUGS)) _A*

Vee said...

Many blessings in your move. I think this is a decision that most of us are going to have to face at one time or another. One thing is sure, you could create "home" under a bridge so I am looking forward to all that you will do in your new home. It will be beautiful because you live there!

Gail said...

Cheekay, I may not always leave comments but I do visit and enjoy your blog. I'm so glad you're not leaving all of us and know that I will be following right along with you. Blessings to you my friend, Gail

Cath said...

Ceekay, I can only imagine how hard a move is for you at this stage but from reading your blog I can tell that you have a very resilient spirit and will make it your home. Remember a house is just bricks and mortar but a home is what you fill it with. Please keep blogging....i would miss you otherwise
Cath xxxx

June said...

Ceekay...you know I'll follow you anywhere!!!!
I will be thinking of you while you are packing, packing, packing :)
sending many hugs...

Patty said...

Ceekay I wish you the best in your move. I am glad you are going to continue to blog. We would miss you! Your new home will be a great home.

Ms. Redo said...

I'm so glad you told us, because now we can pray for you to find comfort and peace in this process. We will love you at your new home as much as we did at the old(er) one. Hugs ~ Mary

Poppy said...

Oh Ceekay, this must be so hard for you and my heart goes out for you. Moving is so hard especially when you have so lovingly made your house a home but maybe change is sometimes good...and making new friends at this new gated community:) All my thoughts and prayers with you as you make your move.Keep us posted as you can. I enjoy visiting your blog:)Happy weekend to you!~Poppy

jeanetteann said...

Ceeky,I wish you all the very best,and I will never leave your blog. I so look forward to visiting and wherever you live,you will still be the same Ceeky,happy, and giving. You always take time out of your busy schedule to pay each one of us a visit and it is much appreciated.
Love you heaps, x jeanetteann

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Dear, dear Ceekay,

Sing with me. "I will follow youuuuu,
I will follow you, wherever you may goooo,
There isn't a desert of sand,
That will keep me from holding your hand......You are my bloggy friend."

Two half hearted voiced can make one great song. So let's sing together.

Shirley said...

Hi Ceekay,
I will pray that you find the strenght to feel the love of 10,000 plus friends and God (oh yes, he's in that group too) that the move will be a whole new adventure and a fresh start for tomorrow..we will always follow you no matter where you go or where you live..Bloggers are not just bloggers..we are friends..

Blondie's Journal said...

Ceekay... I sending many BIG hugs to you today. I know you need them. I am confident that you are doing the right thing because I know how long the drive is for you to see your doctor and your health is of the utmost importance now. Please know I am thinking of you and praying for all things right and good for you and your family.

XO,
Jane

NanaDiana said...

Ceekay, I will be praying for you. We are about to do the same thing soon and I, too, am dreading it. I sincerely thought this would be our last home..and now we are going to downsize and move. I so understand the heart-wrenching moments this is going to give you...but...if you feel this is God's plan for you then you know it will turn out all right.

I know that no matter what the house is like you will make it into a wonderful warm home....and I can't wait to see what you do- xo Diana

Melody ♪♫ said...

:(

Does Bentley need to come stay with us? ;P

I so often worry about the distance to your docs & stuff. I pray this will make things easier all the way around.

Mary Ellen said...

See friend didn't we tell you that people follow your blog for you and just look at all the confirmation you are getting!!!

I am excited to see how God is going to work all the details out for this move. Did I share with you the verse He gave me for 2012. "You will establish peace for me, since you have also performed for me all my works" Isaiah 26:12- personalized- Rest in Him friend!! And when I get done with my little creative space you can come and take a rest up here and we'll do some fun stuff!

bee blessed
mary

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Well you know how I feel..we read your blog because we like you and not because of stuff!
It's going to be fun to see your decorating too because you have the talent girlfriend!
Big Hugs,
Cindy

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

CeeKay,
Of course we are all going to still follow you, we would follow you anywhere.
I can understand where you are coming from as I know my days are numbered in my home. There are 13 steps to go up to the front door. With my arthritis, I know that in about 10-15 years, those steps are going to be a major problem. I never thought of it when I was 20 y/o and we bought the home. We will move to a 2 bedroom apartment that will be handicapped accessible then . I know this will be my reality and I am starting to prepare for it now....
Think of it as an adventure and a new start...

Hugs,
Deb

Adrienne said...

Yes, I will definitely follow you! In the end I think you will find that your move was a good thing. Think of the new friends you will make and the fun you will have decorating your new house. Please be sure to share it all with us - we want to see.
~Adrienne~

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning CeeKay Sweetie...
You are always in my prayers. I know God is leading you into the direction you are meant to go. (He is always a step ahead of us and knows what is waiting for us.) I can't wait to see your new home.

Remember Home Is Where Your Heart Is. As long as you and DH are together, it will be okay.

Have a glorious Sunday sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I know moves can be stressful, especially when you aren't really looking forward to it... but I really feel it will be a new adventure for you, with new blessings and new friends! And of course, I will still follow...I follow a blog because of the person who writes it!

lynn said...

i wish your move to be a smooth one, ceekay:) and may you find comfort in your new home and make loads of new friendships!

Happy@Home said...

I will definitely continue to read your blog, Ceekay. I know this has to be a stressful time for you and my thoughts are with you. Once you are settled in to your new place, I have no doubts that you will make it into a beautiful home.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Ceekay, Praying that all will go well with the move and that you will be so happy in your new home. Focus on the "less cleaning and less upkeep" part of your new place. I know, with your talents and beautiful spirit, you'll make it work. laurie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, you ARE moving!! Exciting, but hard work! CK, this will make your blog even more interesting, with your new decor going on, etc! Everybody loves you and will certainly continue to follow you!! We don't follow you just for your decorating, but for your unique personality, wit, beauty, ETC, ETC!

Love,

Katherine

Jann Olson said...

Ceekay, I wish you the very best my dear friend! Yes your blog is alot about your decor, but I follow it for you! You will make your new home just as lovely as the one you have now. There is no doubt in my mind. You have so much talent and I will follow you until blogland is no more. Hopefully that doesn't happen in my life time.
Hugs,
Jann

Rebecca said...

Oh girl...I must tell you I hear your heart. Moving can be so tough. I moved 14 times the first two yeas my honey and I were married and we didn't buy our first home (the one I live in today) until we'd been married 14 years. That was 20 years ago now.

That said...

The home is where YOU ARE. Where your heart is indeed. We follow YOU! Not your house. It is YOU we love...

Your new home will become the total of who you are and it will no doubt be lovely~

Blessings as you face this change. Prayers go up daily for you and your physical health.

Love, Rebecca

CAS said...

Bless your heart, sweet lady. With moving so fresh on my mind, I can only imagine how I would feel if we had to move again. I like to believe my faith is strong, but I think I might just be going "postal" about now! I sure hope your hubby doesn't work for the P.O.....lol! I was just reading your most recent post about visiting the ladies' group in your new community. It sounds very much like The Newcomers' Club that I was involved with in Yuma. They did that exact same thing every Spring, & I always managed to be "too busy" - shame on me! I wish you the best of luck in your move, & please never doubt that I will most certainly continue to follow.

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my wreath. You will just have to make something wonderful for your new home!
Bear hugs,
CAS

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Change is not always easy Ceekay! It's so hard to leave a home you have lived in for so long! We bought a home on Cape Cod a year ago and have totally gutted it and have been remodeling it all this time. We still own the home we built 21 years ago. It is closer to hubby's job....and he is not ready to retire for for a few more years. But I have been spending lots of time at the new house with the remodel and running back and forth between the 2 houses.......1 hour 15 minute commute one way...I too need to figure out how to "downsize". Not easy with a 5 bedroom colonial!!!!! But I am not bringing anything to the Cape unless I know exactly where I will put it! I wish you much happiness in your new home. I'm sure you will have it looking like home in no time!
Hugs,
Lynn

Cass @ That Old House said...

You know, hon, your blog is about your home, but it is really about YOU and that's why we follow and read.

And it's the same YOU, whether in your old or your new home. Besides, your adventure in downsizing is something many of us will be doing one of these days.

Good luck in the move -- it is so stressful and such hard work! -- and I'm looking forward to following your new tales of home.

Please keep blogging, when you can.
Love, Cass

Liz said...

Very well said my sweet friend! :)
LOVE!!! you!
~Liz

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Ceekay,
I so understand this new direction in your life. I feel at some point we all have to consider and make these changes. It is like a fun adventure. I think you are going to love it and your blogging will bring lots for you to post about in your new home. I so look forward to continuing with you on this journey and following along.

Prayers continue for you and best wishes in your new home soon.
Happy Spring.
Much Love, Celestina Marie

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