Just a few thoughts and hugs to everyone who was worried about me - I'm alive and kickin' here in Idaho, it's just been a very busy summer for me! Don't worry, I'll be back with a vengeance in no time!
In the meantime . . . a few random thoughts! Sometimes, I start reminiscing about my life, you know, about how we, me and my husband, started our life together. Trust me, it was not in a large home with beautiful furniture, cupboards filled with lots of food, microwaves, cable T.V., computers, cell phones, or any other modern conveniences. We got married and moved into a very small mobile home behind my sister-in-laws house, actually right in her backyard! The only furniture we had was my hope chest, and yes, it was filled with "hope"! We lived there for almost a year, and then moved into an actual home . . . a very small home on the west side of town. Now, this home was so small that I could talk on the telephone in the kitchen, and fix my hair in the bathroom, that is, after walking through the living room and the bedroom. The phone did not even have a very long cord - yes, it was a phone . . . with a cord and a rotary dial - no buttons! Who knew!
We bought a beautiful, gold, hide-a-bed couch to sleep on, because we didn't have a bed and the house only had one bedroom where we of course put the baby. So every night, I would pull out the bed, and every morning, I would push it back into place!
Gotta love a hide-a-bed!
After about three years, we moved to a larger home, because I was expecting my second child. It was somewhat bigger, but we didn't stay there too long, about 7 months. Right before I had my son, and I mean - RIGHT BEFORE I HAD MY SON, we bought a brand new 14 X 70 mobile home with a wonderful tip-out! It had three bedrooms and two bathrooms, so you can imagine how small everything was - but I loved it! We lived there for 7 years. By then we had three children, and we were definitely out-growing our little mobile home! My husband had always lived on a farm or ranch, and wanted to live in the country, so we found a little old farmhouse, with 5 acres, about 30 miles away - we paid around thirty-thousand dollars for it, what a bargain today!! It was also very small! Three small bedrooms and one bathroom . . . with three children! We loved that home, we raised three teenagers in that house, with one bathroom!! We had such good times there - bad times too, but the good outweighed the bad!! After 13 years living in our little old farmhouse, we knew that we needed to either move or do some major remodeling - so we sold our little old farmhouse - left behind all the memories and dear friends and moved 30 miles the other direction.
Now we live in a beautiful home, three acres, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, all the modern conveniences that you can stand, and more room than we possibly need. We have lived here for 15 years . . . and I still long for those "little houses"! Love really does grow best in little houses . . .
Tell me about your first home!! Enjoy the song - see you soon!