August 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm • Posted in UncategorizedNo comments yet

 

We are blessed in this country to not only have the opportunity to own our own home, but to have enough money and resources to have a home that we can own and call our own. I have owned two homes now and it has been a dream I never thought I would achieve. It is certainly much better than renting a home, that is for sure.

Home ownership comes with a lot of ups and downs. The biggest down is the time and money it requires to maintaining and let alone improve a home. We have had to do a lot of repairing, replacing and updating lately and while it is all good and valuable work, it has been a bit overwhelming. Our first house, we built. It was new and nice with little issues. It had a huge kitchen but a small yard. Our house now is very old, has a huge yard and a very small kitchen. I doubt there is such a thing as a perfect home, and I am realizing that no matter what the circumstances of the home or the work that it requires, home ownership is a gift. Most important of all are the relationships and memories that are shared in a home and that you make it your own–of course I would much rather do that with my bank account in tact!