Let me address the rumors that are going around, as some of you have seen the sign that is up
my front yard, that Bob and I are indeed moving; we are relocating to
Leesburg. And to put your mind at rest, Body Grace is not closing, and
will continue to be part of the Vienna community. I’ll be commuting to
the studio a few days per week to keep the studio open,
and to teach.
35 years ago, Bob Crerie and Jan Gilliam drove up to a little, brick
house in Vienna, with an inviting front porch, in a friendly
neighborhood, and knew instinctively that this was the
we had been looking for to start a life together. We rented at first
but eventually ended up buying the place, adding on and renovating it. I
addressed our wedding invitations in this
we raised two beautiful daughters here, and three German Shepherds, and
in the last few years, our grandsons have come to know this house and
the town of Vienna. I can honestly say that we have walked in Glyndon
Park just about every day for the last 35 years. Saying good-bye to our
home is extremely sad, but we are also excited about our move.
God-incidence is a word Bob, and I use for when circumstances align so
perfectly there is no denying that a higher power is at work. It is not
happenstance or a fluke, but those times when we feel like something is
just meant to be. We felt
it 35 years ago with our sweet little house in Vienna, and recently we
felt it again with a piece of property outside of Leesburg.
came to the realization over the summer that our original plan of
rebuilding our house here in Vienna to better suit our needs was going
to be hard on us financially, especially if Bob wants to retire in a few
years. Living in the country, with trees and nature around us, has
always been attractive to us, so we changed our plans and started
looking for a little piece of country life that was affordable. On a
whim, our daughter sent us a listing for a place just outside of
Leesburg; and on a whim, Bob and Jan Crerie drove up to a modest
rambler, sitting atop a hill, overlooking ten, picturesque acres and a
gorgeous pond. We knew instinctively that this is where the next
adventure of our life together will begin. A God-incidence.
now we are tackling the purging of stuff from our house, which includes
scary closets, a particularly frightening room, and a terrifying attic!
We are also weeding through a whole bunch of memories. We’ve had fun
going through our old junk; we’ve cried and laughed a lot, and we’ve
questioned our judgment on why we saved individual items.
have been trying to practice what I teach during this time of upheaval
and stress. Making time to keep up with my workouts and yoga practices
has helped me keep my energy level up, and my sanity intact! But I must
admit that I have my melancholy days too. Leaning on my family has been
a Godsend, but being at the studio has been a saving grace too. I only
have to step into the peace, warmth, and love that resonates at the
studio and know that I still have a home in Vienna.