Friday, May 15, 2009

Where is my dream home?



I consider myself and my family a mid-American family. We live in a house with four bedrooms and 2.5 baths and a two car garage. The square footage isn't that big, so, with three children and stuff, I feel like the house is shrinking, literally. When we bought this house, it was a step up from our first town house and the step before our dream home.

I have scrap books with ideas of what I want for the dream house. I love sidings, shutters with white trim. Oh, I want a wrap around porch too. I know the colors I want for the inside and the outside. Even the details for the kitchen and bathrooms too. I know exactly what I want. When the time comes, I will have no problem with deciding those details to complete my dream house.

Several years have passed. During thoes times things happened and our plan has changed many times. Seems like the "dream house" is far away from us and to be honest I get frustrated sometimes.

Recently, the company my husband works at had lay offs. It wasn't like few people were let go, more like a few thousand people. Until I heard that we were o.k. this time around, I was very worried and scared. While I was thinking about this for a few days, I realized how much my family and I already have. First of all we have each other, all well and together. A roof over our heads and food to eat every day. What more can I ask for? If all these were to be taken away; would I still be complaining about the dream house I am not getting?

I knew that I had all these blessings but sometimes I need a reality check to actually "see" these blessings. If for some reason we are never able to get exactly what we want, I think I will be ok and content with where we are. As long as we have each other.

I always wanted a very close and happy family and I have it.

I guess in a way, I am already in my dream home.

6 comments:

  1. Great post! I often times need a reminder at how lucky I am and to stop focusing on what I don't have.

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  2. What a cool post! I would love to see that dream house of your someday. but I'm glad you're already living the dream :)

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  3. How sweet! Our family is the most important isn't it? Sometimes we don't see that until we have a crisis or in your case a threat of a crisis!

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  4. Love you post!
    Remember you want a Dream Home, not really a Dream House. You and your sweet family make it a home, right?

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  5. hey, I found your blog through Emily (from the 3rd ward). I can relate to what you've said here, although my dream home isn't as defined in my mind as yours is, I think. But it's true, if we've got our families then life is wonderful. =)
    I am pretty curious about your scrapbook, though... I've got a binder full of pictures of ideas I like myself.

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  6. I understand those desires. We are very ready for another child, but I have to remind myself how good I have it. I have my two beautiful children already. If it takes a while to get another one, at least I can enjoy the company of two adorable kids.

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