|Wheel of the Year Tarot|
We went around the whole house, singing a goodbye song to every room. My son sang his own verse in most rooms, and also told us to turn off the lights in each room as we left. It wasn't a very planned ritual, but it worked for us all, I think :)
It was good to honour this house, where my son has lived for his entire six years. It is also the place where my DH says he has been happiest. I have happy memories of other homes: our first home, when my mum divorced my dad (before that we lived on boats, which I hate); our second home, with a cherry tree outside my bedroom window; my first independent flat in Paris at 18; a flat I lived in at the end of University; the flat I moved into in Madrid when I left my first long-term partner.
My time with my DH has also been wonderful, and most of that has been spent here. When we moved in, we thought we'd be here for decades, and if it weren't for my son's disabilities we would have stayed.