Tuesday, March 13, 2018

I can't believe it's ours! (SOL18 #13)

As we walked into the empty house it still didn't seem real to me. The wooden floors gleamed almost as much as my husband's eyes. So much space. We walked through each room excited for the possibilities. As each door was opened we both couldn't get over how this place would become our home. This place would be where we would start our family. This place would be where we would entertain our recently combined families. As we continued to walk around OUR house I my excitement turned to worry and apprehension about how we would make this place our own. 

I think I want the couch there. Or maybe there.  
Will we ever have enough to fill all these cabinets? 
Should we repaint? 
How will we ever get our bed up the stairs and around this corner? 
Gosh, we need patio furniture. 
This fenced yard needs a dog.
We need to get guest room furniture. 
Should this be the office? 

A note was taped to the door of the refrigerator from the former home owners. 

Dear Katie & Phil, 
We are so excited that you will be sharing in the joy that is the Liberty house. We have shared many great moments here and know that she will also be good to you.
We've left some cold bottles of soda and water in the fridge for when you move in. Please enjoy every second. 
Love,
The Former Owners 


Even though this happened seven years ago, I remember it like it was yesterday. To be honest, I still have the same feeling. I can't believe it's ours. 

16 comments:

  1. Oh, this is a precious story! Your excitement was contagious as I was anxious to read more. How special of the former owners to leave you a note! Your story gives me hope! :) Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for your comment! It was definitely an exciting time.

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  2. It is amazing to have a place of your own! There really is no place like home.

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    1. I totally agree! We so enjoy spending our time here. Thanks for the comment.

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  3. What a welcome from the former owners! No wonder you remember it so vividly. So many "firsts" are quite memorable! Enjoy!!!

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    1. The former owners were amazing! The note was such a nice surprise. Thanks for your comment.

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  4. I love that the former owners left you a note and some cold beverages in the fridge. That is the sweetest thing! 7 years have gone by and your still doing things to your home. Homes will never be fully finished :)

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    1. The former owners were the best! It was so sweet of them. My mother in law says it best. You remodel each room in the house and by the time you are done, it's time to start over again.

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  5. I chuckled when you asked if you'd ever fill the cabinets!

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    1. I can't believe I even thought I wouldn't be able to. Now I'm bursting at the seams! :)

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  6. That was so thoughtful of the former owners!

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  7. You captured the joy and thoughts that go through moving into any new space. Sometimes moments and thoughts stick with us. <3

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    1. It definitely stuck with me! Thanks for the comment!

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  8. There really is no place like home. Your thoughts were spot on to new homeowners everywhere!

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    1. It was definitely an exciting time!

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