We have had a lot of homes together, considering that our move to Greeley ranks #12 on the ‘how many times we’ve moved’ list. Crazy!
I remember early on in our missions career a friend saying that she came to terms with all the moving because each move meant that she could redecorate her house. That made me smile. It added a silver lining to an often overwhelming reality: moving a lot.
So here we are, in a cute gingerbread rental in this new-to-us-as-a-couple town. It’s our new home. It’s a new place to set up, to decorate. My favorite! I really wish all of you could come over and see our place in person, maybe stay for dinner. But in the meantime, until you can come over (because we have … a … guest room!) this blog tour will have to do.
It’s weird setting up a home when you’ve had so many different homes scattered around the world because you have bits and pieces, little souvenirs, like baskets hanging on the wall, that remind you of other places you’ve lived. It’s a mix of emotions as you remember friends in other places, the good times along with the bad that have taken place there, and the lessons learned the hard way. Our place is like a little museum of places we’ve been that mean something to us. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. It may not look like your typical 14th Street home décor, but it’s our place, our memories, and our big and small souvenirs that remind us of where we’ve been.
Thankful that we can call 14th Street home,