wings and things

New chapter

on October 15, 2019

Well, I have sold the farm to my lovely neighbours and will be moving to a little cottage in an adjacent town soon. It won’t be for another month or so but at least it is finally happening. The emotional difficulty of this decision (for both Ming and me) has long passed, as we have both realised the need to be pragmatic. The house is ancient and needs renovating, and dealing with 5 acres of lawns is ridiculous as I am not the least bit interested in gardening, although I did try (briefly).

I feel somewhat guilty for not responding to the blog posts I receive every day on my email, but I have been a bit preoccupied with the above. I think, once I am resettled, I will get back to blogging but I am not sure yet.

It is now over two years since my beautiful husband, Anthony, died and the grief is still fresh. I am trying to not let this grief get the better of me – and succeeding I think. I loved/love him so much.

22 responses to “New chapter

  1. arlene says:

    Hi Julie! It is so nice to hear from you again 🙂

  2. Writer Lori says:

    Congratulations, Julie, both on the sale of the farm and on your courage to embrace a new chapter. Know it can’t be easy…

  3. Hi Jules. I’ve been absent from the blog for a long while. It seems each time I go awol I come back to big news on your part! I wish you the best for this new chapter. Is the town the one Anthony’s nursing home was in or is this a totally new direction for you?

  4. beth says:

    so hard for so many reasons, but it will give you peace of mind and a place to begin again.

  5. tersiaburger says:

    Hi, my friend. It has been 6 years and 10 months since Vic died and I too have made the decision to sell my house. It is a heartbreaking decision but so necessary. The house is huge and the maintenance is killing me. My husband has been diagnosed with cancer and is showing signs of having dementia. I hate leaving my beautiful home but I suppose it is time to move on… Good luck and much love

    • jmgoyder says:

      Oh Tersia – I feel for you so much. How strange that we are making the same decisions at the same time. My heart goes out to you for your husband. Much love

  6. Patricia Anderson (tussler) says:

    All the best Julie & Ming . Anthony will be with you always wherever you go .

  7. Vicki says:

    Yes, pragmatic you both must be. A farm is a mammoth undertaking to keep up in this day and age – even the fencing and keeping the weeds down.

    I can see you in a lovely cottage in town. I think you really need to be nearer to people.

    Good luck with the move and keep us all posted on how it goes. Vicki xx

  8. Caroline Simm says:

    Hi Julie
    What mixed feelings you must be having! Leaving the farm, that has all your memories of Anthony, & your time together, must be so hard. However, that hopefully is balanced by moving into a new home that doesn’t have all the maintenance problems that an old building inevitably has. It is exciting too! It’s a new start 🤗🤗.
    Good luck for the move. I hope it all goes smoothly xoxox😘😘

  9. You have a place in my heart, Julie and I wish you and Ming well in the upcoming transition. Take good care. ❤️

  10. Val Boyko says:

    Good luck with the move and this new chapter Julie 💕

  11. susanpoozan says:

    Thanks for the update and good luck when you move.

  12. Grief is part of the river of life. You and Ants and Ming have filled that river with so much love, the grief is just one current that flows in the love that fills everything and in time, will wash over even grief.

    A new start! You are so incredibly brave and courageous Julie. Hugs.

  13. Your love for Anthony is so uplifting Julie. I’m sorry for your pains but so grateful for the love you have shared with us.

  14. I wish you every happiness in this new phase of your life. As long as you’re happy with your decision, I’m sure it will be for the best. 🤗

  15. Judy says:

    This is a new chapter in your life, Julie. I am thinking of you and sending much love. The grief journey you are on is slowly changing. You will see how more and more you remember the love and less of the suffering. Good luck with this huge transition. I am proud of you!

  16. A big decision to leave the farm, and I wish you well as you move forward to new adventures in life, never forgetting the past that has shaped you into the person you are today.

  17. tootlepedal says:

    I am very glad that you have been able to make this move. I hope that your new cottage will soon feel like home for you.

  18. Yes a new chapter in your life

  19. Sounds like a more manageable living situation. Blessings on you in this change.

  20. Yvonne says:

    I haven’t been by your posts for ever so long, I have often thought about you, and wondered how you are travelling.

    I hope things go peacefully in this next part of your journey through life. ❤

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