I went to the attorney's office and met my sweet realtor and the seller of my house and her realtor. We signed all the papers which mark a new beginning in another house.
I walked outside the building with a different set of keys in my pocket. I broke down and sobbed in my realtor's arms.
I threw up my hands and said I would be okay.
I went to my new home, it soon filled with friends. We painted and laughed and ate and painted. I put one foot in front of the other and did the next right thing.
I must admit---I never expected this day---this is not where I thought I would be. It is a new beginning---but it is all bittersweet. I am thankful and blessed for my friends and family. I don't think I could make the next step without them---but with them I will---and do the next right thing.