Endings And Beginnings

Yesterday,  I walked out the door of  the company I started in 1999 for the last time.  It was no longer mine after selling it in 2011, but I ran it as if I still owned it.

I was saddened, yet relieved.

Last night, with my wife and daughters staying at a friend’s home,  I slept alone, amid the boxes and empty rolls of packing tape,  in the home we have lived in since December 7, 2002.

I laid there with the memories of  those years flooding back and to say it was a restful night would be an exageration.

I'm going to miss this place.

I’m going to miss this place.

This morning,  I am up early, waiting for the movers to load what they packed yesterday  and the  “walk-through” with the soon to be new owners.

Two endings that match this overcast morning.

Tomorrow,  we start the next chapter as we move to Southwest Michigan.

It is an exciting,  new beginning and we are filled with anticipation.  I look forward to sharing that journey.


About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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33 Responses to Endings And Beginnings

  1. Meritings says:

    May you have many happy, healthy years in your new home and look back with happy memories of the previous chapter of your life.

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  2. Charlene Engebrethson says:

    Wishing you all the best in your new adventure…

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  3. Val Boyko says:

    Wishing you well in your move and the next chapter Ray!

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  4. koolaidmoms says:

    May you love your new phase of life even more than the old! By the way, I live in SW Michigan and for me the lake cures everything! Good luck!

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  5. David says:

    God bless you in the move, as you travel, and in your new home and employment.

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  6. Mike Campi says:

    Godspeed, Ray. Great things await you & your family, I am sure.

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  7. Best wishes for your new home. Safe travels!

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  8. Carmela says:

    May God bless you both as you embark on this new journey! Wishing you all the best! Never been to Michigan, sounds like a road trip to me ;).

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  9. Jim Rudolph says:

    You did good work in Aiken. George FH had heart. George FH celebrated veterans, police & firemen because they were in your heart. The Aiken community, steeped in southern aristocracy, choose George FH, owned by a New Jersey transplant family over others, owned by native sons, that were no where near as passionate. I will enjoy watching what is about to happen in Michigan.

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  10. Little Voice says:

    What fun awaits you! Take a deep breath and squeeze all the good out of new adventures.

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  11. P & J says:

    Just returned from Arizona and saw your last SC blog! We feel sad! We will miss all of you so much….including all your furry kids! But we will definitely see you in Michigan. Safe travels, dear friend. We love you! J & P 🙂

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  12. Wow, that HAD to be tough. I’m not sure I could have slept alone…I would have been out of there. Moved by this post Ray. Best of luck with new beginnings. You will LOVE Michigan.

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  13. Kurt Harden says:

    You will love God’s Country. Safe travels.


  14. J. Kolb says:

    Good journeys, best move ever wishes!

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  15. Cindy Maxheimer says:

    Ray, we will surely miss you, but I wish you nothing but healthy, happy and prosperous times in your new adventures! Don’t forget us and remember the pleasant memories that were made here in South Carolina.

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  16. Dennis Simonson says:

    Ray: God’s Blessings for you & your Family as you start this new chapter in your lives.

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  17. Pam Cook says:

    Dear Ray. So happy for you and this opportunity but also sad. You have been a part of my family in a way for years. Thank you so much for all you did for Frances. I appreciate it immensely. It’s good that you have respect for the elderly. Take care. Lots of prayers for fulfillment. Let me know if your daughter needs any help with school. Sincerely, Pam Cook

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  18. Kimberly says:

    Looking forward to reading all that your new life chapter will bring. Rock on!

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