Location, location, location!

The Past:

Last year, at this time, I was lamenting the impending sale of my dream home.

Last year, at this time, I was freaking out...trying to keep the world together for my kids while simultaneously dismantling it. I didn't know where we were going to live. I feared being homeless.

Last year, I was scared and angry that I was facing one of my worst fears. Financial instability. And not thrilled with the pity.


The Present:

This year, I am loving the new home we moved into last month. Still renting...but as much in love with it as we are the "dream home" we sold.

This year, I learned that location doesn't matter...what matters is, we are a family that loves and laughs together. Location, location, location...irrelevant.

This year, I realized what I knew all along...money isn't what is important.


I didn't need this financial kick in the ass to remind me of this...as I said, I knew it all along.

But I'm here to tell you that living it brings it all home.


  1. I'm impressed with your resilience and positive attitude. It can be so hard when we are down and out, but the right attitude can help us claw our way out of a difficult time. Way to go, I'm sure you had some really awful days and I hope the future ones are much better!

  2. I'm so happy to see you in a much happier "place" all around. Bravo!

  3. Christine,

    I just found your blog through Blissfully Domestic (I'm a new home contributor there) and this post resonates with me enormously. We're in the process of buying a new house, another humble home, nothing super grand or anything, and God has been working amazing miracles in our life during this very trying process. It's been terribly hard, but His love has been so evident. I've really been inspired by the many bloggers I've seen sharing their same situations lately. Praying lots of great new memories in your new home - you're absolutely right that it's wherever your family is. :o)

  4. I wish you hadn't had to live it but I'm glad that you know it, and more so that you're in a good strong place again.

  5. Anonymous3:23 PM

    Life is an excellent teacher.

  6. Hey Girl--
    Can I tell you I have great admiration for your clarity? To this day I consider it a huge blessing that I grew up in a home that my mom made a loving, happy, homey place...it was (and is, she still lives there) an apartment in the DC area. It's the spirit of the inhabitants and not the structure that make a place happy, memorable and strong.

    Wishing for you happiness wherever you lay your head...and a quick resolution to the situations you're confronting. Peace. :)

  7. Hi Christine!

    You've been tagged in a Mutation Meme! For the instructions and the questions, visit my blog at: http://ejourn.net/journal/archives/457 and when you get done, let me know!



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