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05 Feb 2011

Flawless Saturday Question

22 Comments Flawless Saturday Question

What is your favorite thing about your home?

I’m asking this question for a very specific reason. My husband and I bought our house almost seven years ago. We were so proud of the fact that we were able to buy a home. It’s a small house, and there are a lot of things we compromised on based on what we could afford, but it was ours. Our son is being raised in this home. We laugh a lot here. It is a happy home.

BUT…

There are a lot of things that bother me. There is chipping paint, old, hard-wood floors that need repairing, no driveway (and no prospect of one). We need more lighting in the kitchen, we need more closet space, we need bigger bathrooms, and frankly, we need new furniture and curtains. Oh, and the laundry room is outside of house and teeny.

Today I was doing some laundry and spraying Garrett’s clothes with a stain remover. I was squatting between the laundry basket, the washing machine, and the water heater and I thought, “GEEZ THIS ROOM IS FRIGGING SMALL!!” Then I immediately thought, “BE GRATEFUL. BE GRATEFUL. BE GRATEFUL!!!!”

I have a home. I have a beautiful family inside this home. I am beyond lucky. And if this is the only home we ever get to own… We are beyond blessed. Even if we were to lose this home, and had to move into the tiniest apartment in Los Angeles, we’d still be blessed!┬áSo, whether you rent or own, I want to know your favorite thing about the home you live in. I’m hoping it will remind you to be grateful for having a home. I needed to remind myself today.

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