Mommy Moments Mondays – A Moment of Venting
Being a mom is a joyous calling in life. However, at this moment, I feel like putting my head down and just bursting into tears! It’s not my kids who are stressing me out, but life in general! My husband and I have moved 9 times in the last 9 years and I am TIRED OF MOVING!! The lease at the current house we are at ends next month. We’ve had many landlords work with us as far as month-to-month goes. Please note, the reason for our moves so many times included school (3 times), work (3 times), and growing family (3 times).
I can confidently say that I know how to move. The last time we moved, I was huge with child and pretty much packed up most of the house myself – along with 2 little boys “helping” along the way. Let’s just say, I know how to use a tape gun. I remember meeting the previous tenant at the house we’re at (it was only her) and she was packing up her things. She was cutting packing tape with scissors! I didn’t say anything but in my mind, I was thinking “What? No tape gun! It’s gonna take her all day to pack!”
Anyways, back to the facts. The landlord here is not willing to go month-to-month (even though we’ve paid our rent on time every month and taken good care of the house – rarely calling them if we have problems). He feels that he won’t have a problem filling the vacancy if we leave, even though he has had a vacancy a few blocks away from us that hasn’t been filled for a few months now. We are nervous about signing a year lease in case my husband loses his job. He’s in construction, which is struggling in the market at this point of time.
I don’t want to move AGAIN! I don’t want to get to know new neighbors AGAIN! I don’t want to change everything AGAIN! I also don’t want to have to pay more in rent than we’re paying now, actually giving us the opportunity to save something each month!
I think after a good cry and some serious praying, I’ll feel better. But right now, I feel truly tearful! It’s ok – I’ll be all right 🙂
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