I have to tell you, this life of ours never ceases to surprise us. In this family, it seems that every big life event happens completely out of the blue, when we aren't expecting it. Moving in particular, has always been a bit of a spur of the moment thing for us. When we moved to our current home, we weren't even looking to move. We hadn't seen any houses, we didn't have our home at the time on the market... but we saw this house and thought, "We'll give it a try. If it's meant to be, we will move. If not, we won't." With no desire to move unless it was to this particular house, we put our townhouse on the market, sold it quickly, and before we knew it, we were living in what we thought would be our forever home.
We should really know better. With our track record in life, we should really know better than to make plans, because nothing ever goes according to plan. I say this in the best way possible, because I don't know about you, but I am a firm believer that everything happens the way it is supposed to in life. So, when perusing real estate one night (because, DUH, that's what one does at night), I stumbled upon a property not far from where we live now, and I just KNEW. I knew right then and there that I had to see this place. It was a big, beautiful farmhouse with a barn and land, and I should note that all of those things just so happen to be part of my life dream. I thought that it was worth a look, and the second I walked through the doors... It is hard to put into words, but I honestly have goosebumps on my arms as I'm typing this. As I was walking through the home, I felt the love that had been poured into this place. I imagined the memories that had been made there, and I imagined what our memories would look like there. I calmly walked through each room, and fell harder with every turn. I should note that the inside of the home is gorgeous, and had clearly been touched with the hand of a very stylish individual. Could it use some cosmetic updating? Sure. Was it outdated? Maybe a little bit (ok, maybe more than a little bit). But it just needed to find its perfect match. It needed to find some owners who would respect the history and memories of this place. An owner who wasn't afraid of a few updates. I just KNEW.
The next parts of this story are a whirlwind, but after a series of what I can only describe as serendipitous events, we found ourselves under contract on this adventure of a home, and we could not be more excited. We truly feel honored to have found such a gem, and we can't wait to make it ours. The last few years have brought out a part of me that I never knew existed. I feel a commitment of sorts. A commitment to chase dreams; to make this life what I want it to be. Moving to this home is definitely part of my dream, but I also have no false assumptions here. I am well aware that dreams take work. I know how much work it will take to make this home exactly what we want. I know it will be tough, and I know it will be challenging at times. But I also know that working hard and pouring love into a dream is what makes it worth it. I know it will be worth it.
I can't wait to take you all along on this journey with us. I am so excited to show you more updates soon, but in the meantime.... I've gotta get packing!