Okay, I am a few days behind on my All About Me Meme, and today I am picking up on Day 15, which is “your dream house.” I am behind in the All About Me posts partially because I spent forever looking for the photo for this post. I just had two photos in my hands last week of this house. I finally had to admit defeat and google it.
The house I am about to show you is one that I have oohed and aahed over for YEARS. It is down the street from my late Uncle Elmer’s home in Mound City, IL.
photo from: http://www.waymarking.com/
I adore the colors of the house, as well as that round spire looking thing. I have long wanted to tour this home, but have never had the nerve to go up and knock on the door. I love the look of Victorian homes.
That being said, I think the house that I have now is pretty cool.
About a year before Hubs and I met, I had visited a friend and her family in their home in northern Illinois. That house was GRAND. I mean, absolutely gorgeous. It was newly built, had fabulous architecture, and is quite literally one of the prettiest homes I have ever been in. At the time, I was struggling to pay off my debts, as well as the debts that I incurred in efforts to keep my late Grandma’s property from being sold to cover debts that she owed at the time of her death.
As I drove away from my friend’s home that day, I remember thanking God for the way he was blessing her and her husband. And then I said, “Lord, give me a home. I don’t need anything grand. I just want a modest home at the end of a street somewhere, where I can raise my kids and let them play outside, and not have to worry about the neighbors.”
The Lord answered that prayer, when Hubs bought our home a year before we were married. I now live in the home that I prayed for. It’s nothing grand. Just a modest home. On a cul de sac. Where I can let my kids play outside. And not worry about the neighbors. So, while the house in the photo above is my fantasy house, the home I have now is all I ever wanted. Unless, of course, the two story house up the street from us ever goes up for sale. LOL.
What is your dream home?