Monday, November 23, 2009

Seven Days of Thankful...Day 3

Monday, November 23rd...I am so thankful for my home. At a time when so many families have lost their homes, I feel so fortunate & blessed to have our little place on the lake. When we purchased this small piece of Florida sand 18 years ago, that was all it was. Sand & trees, no power or water...and this was during the recession of 1991. We bought a small camper that we lived in for 4 months, and finally found a single wide mobile home that we could afford. It's like the shoemaker's children being barefoot, as Joe is a carpenter, and we still have not given up the dream of building a small home on this land. In the meantime, it's a snug little home, has survived 4 hurricanes & a tornado, and several years ago we were able to pay off the mortgage, so it's truely ours. it ever so humble, it is home, and when I pull in the driveway, I still feel that moment of peace that I am home...and that is a wonderful feeling. *elaine*
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trash talk said...

Having a home paid for is one of life's greatest feelings. I live in a tiny home, but it's also paid for and I am thankful for that peace of mind too!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I'm a Florida girl too, and I am so thankful for my little Florida home.


one gal's trash said...

Home SWEET home. Love your "7 days of Thankful". Spending a few days surrounded by huge, soul-less homes is a great reminder of what really counts. Thanks Elaine.

Vintage Christine said...

I just caught up with your Thankful posts and wanted to let you know I think they are beautiful. Of course we are thankful for grandchildren and husbands and our homes but every once in awhile it's nice to remember WHY we're thankful. Happy Thankful to you!!!

Betty said...

Beautiful post elaine. Loving your thankful posts. Sometimes the negativity in our lives takes it toll on us, and the little reminders of the good things in our lives can truly be the best medicine. Have a great day. Hugs,Betty.