Today is the day that we say goodbye.
Three years is not a long time and most who own a house for this period of time have no problem just moving on to the next best thing. Some might find it odd that I’m writing this letter to our house, but what they don’t realize is that you are more than ‘just a house.’ You're our first home. You’re full of so many great memories that we won't be able to relive again through simply living in the house.
Justin carried me into the house on the night of our wedding.. lol, yes, even with "the dress"... where we basically slept for the next 2 days of our honeymoon because we were so exhausted from the whole whirlwind of our wedding.
Not long after, we brought home two beautiful boys from the hospital after two brutal pregnancies spent mostly in that ugly pink bathroom!
We laid to rest our beloved Maximus in a spot where we thought he would always watch over the kids as they played in the backyard. There are ‘scars’ all over the house from Max and his inability to handle thunderstorms!
Justin planted a couple of fruit trees the same year our first son was born which were to serve as a reminder to just how fast the little ones grow. The big maple in the back yard was our little piece of heaven and favorite place to set up the hammock to relax. Boy will I miss the beautiful Springs!
The blood, sweat, and tears of remodeling the basement... literally.
Our first Thanksgiving dinner as a family of four (Yes, Kanon was definitely there!) was prepared and devoured in that big red kitchen that we spent a whole weekend painting when we first purchased. And who could forget the story of the purchase!?
Cody’s first taste of dirt, Copper’s first winter, Kanon’s labor and the many sleepless nights and sleepy days to follow, Justin’s generator ‘mishap’, countless walks in the backwoods, love, fights, happiness, sadness, and so much more……………….
3353, you are and will be missed. You’ve been such a great place for us to start. I can only hope the next family calling you ‘home’ and restarting will have as many great memories as we did.
Your 2nd Family
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