I thought I was fine with apartment living. Less square-footage means there’s less to clean and less you can have. I thought I’d be okay with my neighbors attached to me and being able to hear their tv shows through the walls (not very much bothers me). But as our family grew from two to three, then three to four, and now four to six, apartment living is hard. It sucks not to have your own yard when you have more then one dog. It sucks being pregnant and walking up stairs every day. It sucks to have to obey rules like “no more than one plant on the porch” or “if chairs are out they must match company colors.” Now don’t get me wrong, I loved living at Lakeside and Southwinds. Each complex was cozy and perfect for us in different ways, but neither was permanent.
We have quickly grown out of it. So here I am, blogging from our bedroom in our house. No one can tell us if we have too many plants outside our door. Our yard is our yard and not shared with our neighbors. We’re not attached and not have to worry about the neighbors listening through the walls. This is home (at least for the next 30 years). I will bring my baby to this house and she will learn and grow here. Ours dogs and children will have many play & snuggle sessions. There will be laughter and sun shining through the windows. Our kitchen will cater to many hungry mouths and see lots of smiles. Since we’ve moved into this house yesterday afternoon, this house has heard laughter and seen tears. It’s just the beginning and there’s still so much more to go.
I’m so happy to be here. I’m blessed beyond what I can comprehend and am thankful for this home. I’m thankful for the friends and family that have helped clean and fill the rooms with our things. I’m thankful for our awesome realtor who helped us find our perfect space. I’m thankful God’s all powerful hand directing us and clearing the path so we would have a seamless transition.
I’ll eventually get around to posting pictures of the house once everything is put away and the house is mostly put together. But until then, I will be satisfied and happy with this wonderful place called home.