Those who are closest to me knew that Hugh and I found a house and our offer had been accepted, and we were in the beginning stage of buying our first home together when he went to heaven. I was at such a loss not knowing whether to move forward or just back out, so I prayed for God to give me wisdom and clarity. I can’t say that I felt at peace about it, but what I did know is that if it wasn’t God’s will for me, he wouldn’t let it happen. I lived in an obstacle course of boxes for over two months. Yesterday I closed on the house by myself. It was bittersweet without Hugh, but I know in my heart he was smiling big. I can’t end this without mentioning my amazing realtor, Tracey Bell at Tom Smith Land and Homes. She knew I was struggling with a new normal and she was patient and available for whatever I needed. Tracey stopped by and brought me a housewarming plant today and she reminded me that I would always have the memory of Hugh and I picking out this house together. I have so many projects/plans that I’m looking forward to doing on the house as I start this new chapter of my life.