Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Empty Houses

And it will never be this clean again. 
Another empty house, waiting to be filled with all the furniture and shoes and junk and memories.

Another place to come home to rest, to sigh at the end of a long day.

Another refuge by the fire.

It looks a lot different than the home we most recently occupied, with its pool in a tiny courtyard being the most attractive feature. In that house, the best part about it was the place where you could go to cool off. In this house, it's the place where you go to warm up.

(I hate to say it, but i miss being hot all the time.)

Empty houses are always full of possibility and hope -- and this one certainly is right about now.

To new beginnings...

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Unpacking our stuff means reminding ourselves of all the things we threw away, donated or gave away to friends -- which we now need to replace. But we have help! For reviews about new stuff that's worth buying and other parental-related advice, check out Mommy Edition.

This house too is a home for my child, who will dream and grow and seek guidance from me here. I love what Ryan Makhani is doing to inspire kids through the site BuildMyIdea.org, where he encourages kids to be innovative leaders. Check him out there or read his most recent article in the Huffington Post. 

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