Thirty years ago this weekend we moved into this house. We were a family of five.
Two hooligans have been added to the group.
We’ve lived in this house longer than anyone else on this block. Does that mean we chased the residents of every house away at least once? Perhaps.
If the walls could talk they would speak of the many many people that have stopped by for a visit-a cry, some hilarity, much prayer, some cajoling!
Weeklong hurricane parties.
Total renovation including a wall removed, a peninsula added, flooring redone. Many different wall colors, furniture styles.
Broken bones (usually involving a skateboard). Wisdom teeth. Braces.
Food. So much food. Popcorn.
Drums. Guitars. Piano. Video games.
Trees landing on our lanai. Twice.
Partings. Sadness always at the parting.
Reading. Writing. And yes, ‘rithmetic.
Sand. Sun. Shade. Rain.
Homeschooling. Christmas caroling. Coloring.
Work hard. Play hard.
Forgiveness. Grace. Always grace.
Thirty years! Thankful. So very thankful.