Thursday, September 20, 2012
We are moving back to Texas and our lovely little house is on the market. Anyone interested in a two bedroom cottage in a quiet rural setting in England? We actually have had an offer already which is fantastic, but they still have to sell their house so things are moving very slowly.
I am really sad to be leaving this house in this beautiful place. It has been such a special house--our first home, the house we brought our first baby home to, a place where we have grown into a family and spent the first three years of our life together. We have grown with this house and feel very fortunate that we have been able to be a part of its long and rich history. It was built in the 1830's and has been the home to many families, a butcher shop, and a post office. It has been wonderful getting know the nice people in our village, we have some of the best neighbors you could ask for. Everyone has been so kind and friendly and we will be sad to say goodbye.
It's funny how much a building can affect you, I feel like this place has had an impact on us and I'm proud to have had a small impact on it as well with the updates we have done. We had a lady named Hazel come by one day last year who was visiting the area and who's mother was born in this house, she was incredibly sweet and asked if she could look around to see how much it had changed. Her mother was one of 11 children who lived here at one time--a family of 13! Two of Hazel's uncles still live in the area who we have met since who were also born here and they shared a lot of memories with us from growing up here which were so fun and so special to hear. I like to think that one day, years from now, we will come back and have a look around as well, and Maya can see the house where she spent her first year of life.