Falling Into Place

by Lori Dwyer on August 31, 2011 · 65 comments

Sometimes things just fall into place, without you meaning them too.

That’s happened to me, just lately.

I’ve been stressed and sad and stuck between a few rocks and hard places.

Loving the serenity of Paradise. But being overwhelmed by the solitude on bad days.

Not wanting to move my children back to hustle bustle of the ‘burbs, but desperately needing to be closer to my family and friends.

All set up with a new house in Paradise… but the thought of moving there just making me cry.

And having money. Why does that always cause so much stress?

Wanting to buy a house, a place for my children and myself to call our own, a roof guaranteed over our heads. But not having quite enough money to do that. And knowing that, the longer I rent, the less money I have, and the further away that dream of owning our own home- being safe and stable and secure again; the further that dream floats away.

And then, without warning, things fell into place.

My mum, with all that scary latent psychic ability she seems to have, presented me with a page torn from her local paper.

A house for sale. Jaw droppingly, within my price range.

Three bedrooms, two lounge rooms. a dishwasher, a Hills Hoist clothesline, wooden floors (OK, lino that looks like wooden floors, but whatever) grassy, sunny backyard; fenced and ready for our dog.

In a tiny semi-rural location, with a train line that runs only steam trains once a month. 45 minutes from the ‘burbs, but with a population of less than 500 people.

Sadly, far away from the beach.

But closer to the people we love, the people who love us.

A little patch of land, all our own. Somewhere where I can make new holes, to hang pictures- the old ones that I took down months ago, and those I’ve taken since.

It took me less than twenty four hours to decide to purchase this little TrainStation House. And then I came home and wrote this post. And the whole time, I can hear my husband’s voice ringing in my head. He’s telling me he’s proud of me.

I’ll keep you all posted, as usual.

We move in less than two weeks.

And for the first time in months, I’m smiling.

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Jane February 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I'm glad you have found new homes for sale that fit your family's need. Good luck with the move!


Madam Bipolar September 4, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Wow. Congratulations. Well done.


Shellye September 4, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Hello Lori!

I'm chuffed to bits about your new home and that you found your smile again! That's great news! Congratulations!

Sorry I've been MIA, but a recent development with the internet has me frustrated and unable to get online. Today must be my lucky day because here I am.

Anyway, love & prayers to you, Lori!


Megan Blandford September 2, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Congratulations, that's fantastic news!


Melissa September 1, 2011 at 10:05 pm

oh joy :) I hope everything works out beautifully :)


tonymcfadden September 1, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Great stuff. Except for the not being close to the beach, but the each will always be there…


Melody September 1, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Awesome. =)


Anonymous September 1, 2011 at 5:06 pm

That is brilliant, to hear you so enthusiastic, about it all.
May your new place be blessed, with all sorts of warm fuzzies, to keep you three safe and well.


CauseMummySaidSo September 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Wow, that is so awesome I shed a tear for you :D and i have to say, when you live away from the beach, it makes it way more special when you visit it so don't worry, there are always day trips to the beach, and it means less sand to clean up!!!!!


PinkPegasus September 1, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Congratuations! I've got tears in my eyes – the good kind. xx


connieemeraldeyes September 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I think that is wonderful for you. I am glad you found something. I have to save for a down payment before I can buy a house. You get to move in fast.


Emma. September 1, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Oh Lori, how brilliantly serendipitous! I guess it's been rather a long time since things "fell into place" for you, so this is so wonderful…I'm thrilled for you and the kids. And the dog! :-)




Jodie Ansted September 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Fantastic, brilliant news. Look forward to hearing more!



Sarah September 1, 2011 at 1:35 pm

So exciting, buying a new house, making a big move, starting off the Spring in a happy place. Not to mention moving back closer to family & *ahem* friends ;)

Love love love this post, you sound so happy with your decisions :)

Did I mention YAY!


Jodie Daniel September 1, 2011 at 1:25 pm

It makes me smile that you are smiling! congratulations on your house purchase. May it be filled with happy events that turn into happy memories.


Melissa September 1, 2011 at 1:16 pm

OMG Lori, this is huge! You bought a house!

So proud of you. SO happy for you. This is wonderful news.


Nicole@MyIdeaLife September 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm

So cool! Big squeeee for u! xx


Sarah September 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Lori I have read, but I have not commented in a very long time. I simply haven't had words. But today I read this post and smiled for you. I'm sharing this with my cousin today, because she has travelled a very similar path to yours and I want her to know, well that things do fall into place. Not all the time, but sometimes. xxxx


Julia September 1, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I'm smiling now, too :)


CRAP Mamma September 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Reading this brought tears to my eyes Lori. That's fantastic news, you deserve to be happy and you're right, sometimes things just fall into place. Good luck with the move. Jac xx


kiwichickee September 1, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Lori I have been following your blog for some time now and this is the first one which has moved me to happy tears! So happy for you and your little family :o)


Anonymous September 1, 2011 at 12:44 pm

fabulous! you go girl :~D


Kel September 1, 2011 at 12:14 pm

That's awesome news! I'm so happy for you :) I love that you've dubbed it the 'TrainStation House' – it sounds very unique and special, just like you and your family x

Good luck with the move!


Caroline September 1, 2011 at 9:34 pm

*hugs* so happy for u. shear a small tear of happiness when I read this. u deserve some happiness :)


Donna September 1, 2011 at 9:29 am

Oh Lori, smiling right along with you lovey! May this bring much needed peace x


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Mary September 1, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Seems so fitting that I read this on the first day of Spring – new beginnings. Paradise has done what it needed to do for you and I can only wish you for a peaceful happy transition to your new home.



Sarah September 1, 2011 at 9:01 am

That is so truly wonderful! I am really excited for you and your family!


Newmumma September 1, 2011 at 8:56 am

Sometimes things do just fall into place! Congratulations hun – You deserve to be happy x


Kelloggsville September 1, 2011 at 8:14 am

:) x


Kimmie September 1, 2011 at 7:53 am


Good stuff!


Mrs J September 1, 2011 at 6:17 am


Oh how exciting! I hope you post a few pics of your new home but understand if you don't.

I remember buying my first home and the ideas and hopes I had for it :D


In Real Life September 1, 2011 at 6:04 am

Congratulations! That is great news! :)


Yules September 1, 2011 at 5:53 am

YAY! I'm smiling now too!


Kerry September 1, 2011 at 4:28 am

Oh Lori, YAY! I am so happy for you. This brought tears to my eyes to read that you are smiling. Congratulations! What great news. :-)


OurGangof7 September 1, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Oh Lori I am so happy for you and you are right Tony would be so damn proud of you!!!
You are awesome girl and don't you forget it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ms Styling You September 1, 2011 at 1:15 am

Love that mum ofi yours – love you too x


Steph(anie) September 1, 2011 at 1:11 am

Woohoo, that is awesome!


Keely aka The Richest Girl in Bondi September 1, 2011 at 11:09 am

Congratulations on your new home! It's wonderful when things seem to happen by fate (in a good way). All the best with the move ..


Trisha September 1, 2011 at 12:26 am

Congratulations Lori!

That is fantastic news. Good luck with the move.


Kayla August 31, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Congratulations! I hope this is the start of many smiles :)


Glowless @ Where’s My Glow August 31, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Huzzah! So happy for you :)


Dovic August 31, 2011 at 11:26 pm

You just put a major lump in my throat. Major. I am beyond happy for you. Can't tell you how much. You go Lori..you're a dynamo. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Tony August 31, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Good Job Lori, I am really happy for you,so good to hear you feeling good about something. :)


Photographer Mum August 31, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Fantastic news! Hope all goes well – so glad you are smiling again


Miss Mandy August 31, 2011 at 10:50 pm

That was a really lovely post to read. Happy for your happiness.


Claire August 31, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Oh congratulations, what wonderful news. If an when you're settled, I must send you a housewarming present!



Lavender Hearts August 31, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Oh Lori! Congratulations on your purchase and keep smiling!


Kymmie August 31, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Oh, this is such great news! Bot the house AND the smiling. xx


Fox in the City August 31, 2011 at 10:09 pm

I am smiling right along with you! Wonderful news.


E. August 31, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Excellent news. I hope the next few weeks and your new move go smoothly.


Wendy B. August 31, 2011 at 10:04 pm

I'm smiling while reading this post. Congratulations on your new house Lori! You deserve it. I hope you will show us some pictures of it, once you moved there.

Love, Wendy


Kellie August 31, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Lori that is fantastic news. So happy you and your babies will have a place to call home.


Stuart August 31, 2011 at 9:50 pm

It's wonderful to read this positive news.

Lord knows you deserve it….


Anonymous August 31, 2011 at 9:50 pm

That last comment was me, Miss Pink. ;)


Anonymous August 31, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Wow such exciting news!
I am beaming from ear to ear for you.
2 weeks is no time at all! Cannot wait to be seeing posts from your new place. Your home among the gumtree's perhaps?


Brenda August 31, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Sounds perfect, Lori.xxx

And yay, my iPhone is letting me comment again!


Rachel August 31, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Congratulations my love…. I hope you will all be very happy in your new home <3


Annieb25 August 31, 2011 at 9:48 pm

That is the best thing I've read all day. Things always fall into place when the time is right. xxxx


PinkPatentMaryJanes August 31, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Wow Lori, that's brilliant news. You deserve to smile x


Crystal September 1, 2011 at 6:07 am

I'm smiling right along with you, Lori. Ear. To. Ear.

I hope you love the new place and that your move goes smoothly. HUG!


Stephani September 1, 2011 at 1:23 am

Yaaay! Congrats, Lori- I'm so happy for you!



Denwise aka Denyse Whelan August 31, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Ah Lovely Lori…. So wonderful to read…. Makes me sigh with happiness… Welcome home ….. To yours and one so much closer to those of us who love you & care about you… Best News! Much love Denyse xxxxx


Mrs Woog August 31, 2011 at 10:45 pm

I am so smiling for you as well. Xxxx


nobreadforyou August 31, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Congrats, that is awesome!


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