Have you heard this song? It’s my current favorite by Alan Jackson, titled The Older I Get. The older I get, the more I think. You only get a minute, better live while you’re in it, cause it’s gone in a blink.
That song touched me the first time I heard it. One of the things I love about music or a song is when a connection is made. This song couldn’t be more fitting in this point and time in my life. But I’m gonna open up here for a moment.
This year has been full of crazy. I lost a beautiful best friend right after I lost my momma. Two major losses that make a person realize that we never know when we’re gonna run out of time. It leaves us wondering and changing some things. How we can love harder, fight harder, appreciate more, and realizing all those little dreams or wishes you’ve only thought about. Life is short my friends and I happen to be a dreamer and I don’t like to waste time. A messy combo, just ask the sweet hubs!
But that sweet man; that turns out to be the best decision I ever made, has always been super supportive of my dreams and ideas. I’m a lucky girl and I sometimes wonder how and why I got so lucky. My two awesome kids and a very special SIL, are equally amazing. Why am I bragging on my little tribe? It’s when faced with large decision making that your family’s support is needed and appreciated the most.
MOVING and finding a new place to call HOME, can be stressful. The past nine months we have seen numerous homes in this community trying to find the perfect one. I’m so happy we have finally found her. (God bless our realtor, for she has been the most patient and understanding realtor EVER!). We’re not easy, truth be told.
I’ve always wanted an old home. We found her! She’s beautiful, she’s grand, she’s over 100 years old, and she’s Victorian. An Italianate Victorian to be exact.
I’ve also always dreamt of owning a Bed and Breakfast. Our beautiful, 100 year old Victorian will be known as the Peppermill BnB!
My mind just started wandering the first time we toured her. I was busy envisioning the changes I would make to showcase her (already) beautiful features. Although, I knew convincing Boo would be my hardest task. When we presented this idea to the kids however, I was blown away by their support. They were immediately onboard! My sweet Boo, has come around. Hence, the bragging on my tribe. I love my little family for so many reasons and their support means the world to us.
Some might say we’ve lost our minds, some might be excited for us, and some might pray for us. I’ll take the second and lots of the last one! Lol. As for losing our minds, no argument there!
With everything that has happened this past year and not understanding how 9 months have already flown by, I can tell you that I’m beyond excited about our future here. This move has brought us closer to the grands, our daughter and SIL. It has also brought us to new unchartered adventures.
Let me tell you what has made the thought of planting roots here easier.
- Enjoying lemonade on the front porch and having my grandson taste it for the very first time in his life. His eyes light up, the smile and the “thank you Mimzy, this is so delicious! I love lemonade!”
- Watching the baby crawl for the first time and now taking his first steps.
- Knowing that we are a big help to the two busiest young parents I know and being able to help them out on a daily basis, brings me peace of mind. Peace of mind that can’t be equalled.
- Sunday dinners with the family, a tradition we hadn’t done since the kids lived at home.
- A community that is tight, laid back, patient, quiet, serene, yet supportive. And so helpful!
- A little town that reminds me of growing up just by standing on the front porch at night when it’s at its quietest.
- A place where sometimes you feel you’re in a dream & time has managed to stand still here. And maybe it’s 2018 everywhere else.
The older I get, the more I think
back to the song…The older I get, the longer I pray. I don’t know why, I guess that I’ve got more to say. And, the older I get, the more thankful I feel, for the life I’ve had and all the life I’m living still.
(Just google the song and listen to it!)
I just can’t help but be thankful for this opportunity, this new H♥me and the time we get to share in our grands growing up. GOD is great!
I can go on and on about what I love about being here, the family’s support and why I’m excited about being a resident of this little community.
However, if you want to experience for yourself, a place where time seems to have stood still… now you have a place to stay!
Our new home, our new adventure and the life we’ll be living still.
I can’t wait to open this door and let y’all in.
Follow me on Instagram for upcoming peeks of this beautiful H❤ME!
p.s.- did I mention we will be less than 3 blocks away from the littles? How awesome is that?