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Things rarely turn out the way we plan. Sometimes they turn out better, sometimes worse, but almost always different.

After months of stress, frustration and heartache, the time has come to let you go. I know your new family will love you as much as we did because this has been a long process for everyone involved, and yet they never walked away, never gave up, never backed out. They, too, must see your potential, as we did five short years ago.

But life happens, and we made a decision that took us away from you, away from our budding farm, and we had no choice but to sell you. In today’s market, that is easier said than done.

We didn’t intend for things to turn out this way, but I think you know that. I think you know how much we loved and appreciated you. But as much as we enjoyed you, we were still restless. There was still a piece of our puzzle missing, and it is hard to settle down completely when you are seeking… something.

Now we find ourselves each going a new direction. You have a new family to take care of. New kids to protect, new memories to make. We have a new path to follow as well. And while things didn’t exactly turn out the way we had planned, they did, in fact, turn out. Thank you for showing us how just how precious a lifestyle hobby farming is. We will return to it, just not quite yet. We have a few things to do first. But someday…

In a few short hours, we will sign the papers to sell you, and in a few days you will officially belong to someone else. This will be good for both of us. You don’t deserve to be vacant, abandoned. You are meant to be filled with love and laughter, and soon you will have that again. And for us, we will be able to exhale, knowing that you are in good hands, knowing that the process has come to an end, knowing that life will once again return to your walls.

We will look back on you with great fondness in the years to come, but for now, Thank you. For all the memories. For everything. For always.

Can't help but look back...


10 thoughts on “Farewell

  1. Sorry to hear you are leaving your much-loved property. Sometimes life takes us in a different direction to what we planned, but it’s just a different road. You will make more wonderful memories and have different stories to tell.
    I wish you all the best in your new life elsewhere, and hope to hear more about it.

      • I know exactly how you feel because I felt the same way when we had to leave our acreage property 6 months ago because of hub’s health problems. It broke my heart. But we have adjusted to the new place and can now see the benefits. You will be fine.

  2. I’m so glad you were able to sell your wonderful property. It won’t be lonely and neglected anymore. It is a great piece of property and I know they will love it as much as you did. We’re happy and sad at the same time. 😦 🙂

    • I am glad we were able to sell it as well. It is a nice piece of property and will make a great home for its new owners, just as it did for us. We, too, are both happy and sad.

  3. Poor Mariah and Rob… I know what it feels like to leave a loving home..where you have spent many happy years…..

    But now you must look forward to the future , many exciting adventures and into the unknown.

    Mt very best wishes for you both and for the kiidywinks…..xxxxxxxxx

  4. I know it is a bummer to let the farm go away, but I am glad that it is not a problem for you anymore. Things will get better I know. Have faith in that and all will be well.

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