Saying Goodbye To Our Willow House

Life, Personal

  1. Sheila Braun says:

    This is the first time I’ve heard the comment that your home goes with you. I have never thought of it like that but you are so right! Thanks for opening my eyes to this truth.

    • Shayna says:

      I’m so glad that touched you! I had a hard time leaving our home, but as soon as I realized I still got to take it with me, my heart settled and I could finally leave.

  2. Dee says:

    Best of luck on your new adventure. I can’t wait to see what’s in store.

  3. Jeanne Perry says:

    Dear Shayna and Todd,
    I have been following your blog for more than a year. It is informative and fun to watch the progress the two of you have made on this lovely house. I’m looking forward to the next chapter. Say hi to Todd, I’m Morgan Perry’s mother. The boys met in 4th grade and stayed friends for many years.
    Blessings to the 3 of you!

  4. MJ says:

    What a life you built while living in between the walls you worked so hard to make your beautiful home. Isn’t making great memories what this life is all about….you did a good job. May your journey on making more great memories continue to explode going forward with your new home. Thank you for sharing it with us. Happy winter&Merry Christmas!

  5. Cara says:

    Thanks for your perspective on leaving one home and going to the next. You post reminds me of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein which is one of my favorite books.

    • Shayna says:

      You’re very welcome! Leaving home is hard, but when I realized I still get to take it with me, my heart hurt a lot less. I’ve never read The Giving Tree, but I’m adding it to my list! 🙂

  6. Sue says:

    So many new memories will be made during the construction and moving in of your new home.

  7. Elaine Queen says:

    Your post brought tears…tears remembering beautiful times. The Willow House will remain in the hearts of our family as well. It was here that we first began our friendship when you became a part of “The Queens”. It was here that your neighborhood nieces stopped by for a chat and a bowl of ice cream or oreo cookie. It was here that we had family gatherings and Ania’s first birthday. And it was here we had Tutu’s 90th birthday party. So many wonderful memories but you are so right, we get to take those with us always and remember!! So very excited for the new chapter and the memories it will bring! Love you.

    • Shayna says:

      You’re right… we all loved the Willow House and what it meant as a family! So many wonderful memories of happy times! I’m thankful we get to take them with us! Happy new memories to come at our new home! Love you too!

  8. Michele M. says:

    Wishing you the very best in your new home with a new year coming up – and know you will have many happy new memories to make. Good luck.

  9. Jan says:

    This brought a tear to my eyes. Every home at one point or another will be left behind. I’ve been here since 1993, so I get the difficulty in leaving. We are still working on new projects every year. And not to mention the yard and garden. The sweat equity and love shared will be tough to leave.

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