I write this post with so much emotion lingering in my heart. I am overflowing with joy and gratitude as we begin a new adventure and yet my eyes well with tears as I think about all of the memories that live inside of these walls. We are selling our first home. Notice that I say "home" and not house. It has been our home for the last 6 years. We have brought two children home from the hospital here. Our neighbors have become some of our nearest and dearest friends. We have cried together here, we have laughed together here, we have prayed together here. We have grown into the family that we are today in this place. I am still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that this is real. We are putting all of our belongings into boxes and moving out of this home.
We are so blessed with the opportunity to move. Our next house will be made a home just like this one was. We will fill it with love, prayer, the laughter of children, the pitter patter of feet across floors and it will become a HOME.
I thought it would be fun to do a little before and after post in honor of our little house made into a home. It was a HUD foreclosure and needed a LOT of love. The plan is to do the same thing with our next house.