Six years ago, my husband and I were enjoying life as newlyweds and searching for the perfect home.  It was winter and I was three months pregnant with our first baby.  Each weekend we viewed house after house and raced between open houses to find the house.  Months later we stumbled upon a three bedroom bungalow on a quiet street lined with mature trees.  We loved it!  With a good-sized yard, character and charm, we knew we had found our forever home.  All it needed was a few coats of paint to make it our own.  We knew we were going to love living here!

Love where you Live

With each new addition to our family we shuffled rooms around to make things fit just right.  We gave up our office space downstairs and made it into another bedroom and slightly reduced the size of our rec room to make a play area for the children.  Sure a bigger home would have been great, but we’ve made the best with what we had.

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.” (1John 2:15-17)

This home that holds so many memories within its walls: my children’s first steps, first words, many holidays and birthdays, my husband’s handy work and the play structure he and our fathers built…

This home that is on the same street my grandmother raised her twins on…

This home that has blessed us greatly with wonderful neighbours and led us to new friendships…

…will be loved by a new family.

We are thrilled to share God has blessed us with a new home!  Words cannot express how thankful we are.  We truly are blessed beyond words.

We are looking forward to creating new memories in our brand new home!!

4 thoughts on “Love where you live”

  1. Congrats Leanne!! Exciting news 🙂 That’s super exciting!!!

    PS Hope you can join our link up party with this (and any other goodies!) this week from Monday to Friday

  2. Congratulations Leanne may your house be blessed with lots of new memories!!!

    P.S. Another great read this morning thx!!!! 🙂

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