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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your stories with me as well.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Last Night in Our First House

It's been an emotional weekend.  So many lasts, so many goodbyes, so many memories. 
Tonight will be our last night in our first house.  There are so many beautiful memories this house holds.  The bedrooms where so many precious foster children found safety, love, and became a part of our family.  The kitchen and family room where new friendships were formed and lifetime memories were made.  The dining room where so many meals were eaten with family & friends and card & board games were played.  The backyard which was perfect for bonfires, games of football or catch, and Bradley's first swingset. 
When we first moved into this house we both wanted this house to feel like a home.  We wanted anyone that entered to feel like family.  It didn't matter if paint on the walls chipped, stains on the carpet were made, or the hardwood floors became scratched.  It was our home and those "flaws" reminded us that everything in this life will be gone one day.  What matters is the relationships we build with people, our foster children seeing Jesus through us, and the difference we make in someone's life.
Greenville, SC will always hold a very special place in my heart.  It was here that I became who I am today.  It was here where I fell in love with my husband.  It was here where my precious Bradley was created.  It was here where so many beautiful foster children changed and blessed my life in so many ways.  It was here where I built relationships with friends that became my family. 
As I say goodbye to my life in Greenville, SC, I hope that I allowed someone to see Jesus in me.  Because that's all that matters.  Nothing else.

1 comment:

  1. Many great memories in this house and yard! Fun game nights, bonfires with logs shooting into Jake's lap, sweet foster kids, lots of bags for New Beginnings were packed and sent from this house, birthday parties, late nights, garage sales, laughter, and so much more! You have been a blessing to so many kids and families (including ours) in the Greenville community. Wishing you amazing blessings as you make an impact in the Portland Community!