Still enjoying summer.
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The other night we went to a pool party. We got out of the car and Sophie gasped at this house (it was for sale, by the way). She loved the shutters, the curved sidewalk to the door, the painted brick (ok, that one was me), but mostly: the chimney.
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This girl raves about chimneys.
That one is a great chimney.
That one is a little too small.
She loves them. She’s never been able to pinpoint to me what it is she loves till that day we stared at this one together.
I want a chimney like that on our house someday. I love how in books the kids are playing outside in the snow and there’s smoke coming out of the chimney. I really like that. I just want to be like that.
It’s a good enough reason for me to add that to the top of our house search requirements. We all have a storybook dream. Certain illustrations draw us in and we don’t forget. It’s been a long time, a really long time of compiling dreams of home. It will not be so someday soon. I hope. “Home” has been such a difficult subject for us for the last three years, but we’ve learned to love our temporary townhome even if it wasn’t what we planned on-at all. I want to be like Helen Keller says, “Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.”
But I can assure you, when home comes, it will have a chimney–just for her.
Off to live like Helen Keller today, enjoying A N D working. Don’t you just love that?