It was the last night at the compound, after two of the most difficult weeks. The contractor refusing to finish the job, having to get more contractors in to finish everything, lots of family drama, lots of loose ends to get tied up, lots of rain making things hard, not much sleep and a lot of stress. And then…suddenly, it was the night before closing, and all through the house, I was the only mouse stirring.
It was surreal as I gently packed up the last of what I would take and arranged everything to look good for the new family that would move in in less than 24 hours. I cried, as I thought of all the wonderful memories of the good times here, while we were all still a family. FAMILY. A sacred word in that space, in that house in that time.
But it was time to let it all go. Life then is not the same life it is now. So many are gone and not coming back. It was time to pass the torch to another family, to make wonderful memories in that beautiful place. Other laughter, other good times, other gifts given to others from others. Yes, it was time to let go.
And on that last night, there was closure of the circle. And I slept sound, comfortable in the knowledge that all was as it should be. That the saga was over, and life is budding with new opportunities.
And in that last night, I said goodbye. And is saying goodbye, I found Peace. And isn’t that just how life is? Sometimes, even when it is difficult, when it is time to let go, there is a peace at the end of it. And after all, that which gives you peace will lead to happiness. And so it goes…