Today is a bittersweet day. The sale of our home was final and this is a good thing...but also a sad thing. I loved my house and I loved everything about living by the beach. It was house that we build and put our savings and love into. It held so many many wonderful memories for me and I will miss it a lot. I am already missing opening up my sliding door and listening for the sounds of the ocean. To stand in the backyard and watching the elk stomp through the wetlands and missing my wonderful neighbors.
The good news is that the bank finally finally gave the ok for a short sale and accepted the purchase price offer in full settlement for the mortgage. It has taken almost a year to get this negotiated this time around and that is in addition to the 8 months of trying to get it sold when we relocated back to the Midwest a few years ago.
I wish for lots of happiness and love in "my" home for the new family that is moving in. I hope that they will love it as much as we did. They are getting a gem for a steal of a price while financially we will be hurting for a quite a while. I guess that is the name of the real estate game .. we purchased land and build at the top of the market and the tanking of the real estate market is definitely not doing us any favors. So I will be thankful for the outcome even if it hurts and makes me cry.
I pray for peace for my heart and acceptance that this was the right thing to do. That the peace that I always felt from watching the waves and the lull of the wind from standing on the dunes overlooking the ocean will settle in my heart and soul for now and carry me through this difficult time.