#ourmiamigarden

July 18 2015. 001 (63)

i packed more boxes yesterday

at this point this house looks less like the home we lived in and more like a storage space

the garden got a good digging through this weekend also

i potted what i would like to take with me and the rest of it went to friends and neighbors

everything here is slowly coming to and end

my emotions are all over the place

as i drive around i am filled with sadness and relief all at the same time

it feels like the last time of and for everything

the last time i will see so much tropical green

the last time i will see the miami ocean

and its skyline  (yes the same one i curse at because of all its building cranes)

the last time i will see Lily in this light

the last time i will see Lily chase after lizards in our garden (she cries when i tell her there will be none in asheville)

the last time she will swim in this pool

the last time we will be in this house

the last time we will live in miami

my home for the past fourteen years

the longest i have ever lived anywhere

and while all those things make me extremely sad, they also make me extremely happy and filled with gratitude

for the chance that i/we got to do all those things

the fact that we got to live here and meet all these wonderful people we now call dear friends

our miami family

our move is days away now and we are excited

and nervous

and happy

and yes, sad too

but mostly excited and full of hope for all the new and good things (and people) that are to come our way

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