Thursday, 1 September 2016

My House #30daysofgratitude

I am joining up with some bloggers for the month of September to take part in the 30 days of gratitude that was started by Aurélie from Bumpandblush.com, the idea is that we write everyday about things that we feel happy about. Its a  way to write about the things that make us smile and happy. So here is the first post of the month.

My House.

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The term 'my house' seems so impersonal, so I always use the phrase 'my home'. It sounds more of a loving environment and makes me want to be there more. But my home was bought in 2001,it was bought with money from a divorce and it was finally something that i could call my own. When I lived in our marital home, my ex husband would always tell me that he wasn't paying the mortgage that month if he didn't get his own way. So when I bought my home with my little family, I felt like it was mine and nobody could take it from me.

So I may have bought a 2 bedroomed house with 3 kids, but I told myself that I knew what I was doing. As the children grew, My home seemed to get smaller until it was absolutely bursting at the seems - I obviously didn't know what I was doing all those years ago!. As the kids got older, it did get more stressful living together in our home, but eventually the kids started to move out. Beth is doing her own thing, Kim lives a bit down the road from us and Zach has started his new life with Amber in Rotterdam. So It leaves just me and Tilly.

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Tilly and I are still getting used to being on our own, It is lovely because I have never had any alone time with her at all. But we both miss the noise, we miss the hectic-ness and we miss the laundry. I go days now before I have to put the washing machine on (it is 8KG - far too big for 2 of us). Sometimes I cook too much as I am used to cooking for my whole family.

My house will always be home to my children, I always say ''are you coming home today?'' And they say ''No we got out while we could......'' But they know that where we live will always be home.

#30bbdaysofgratitude challenge

8 comments :

  1. I agree a home is much better than a house! :) Enjoy your special time with Tilly! x

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    1. Thank you, we have waited a long time for it

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  2. Hehe I would never say that I miss doing laundry! It must be lovely to have some time alone with Tilly :)

    www.sparklesatmidnight.com
    #30bbdaysofgratitude

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    1. It is lovely, but my house feels so empty at times

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  3. That is totally me, I still call my mum's place, the house where I grew up, Home. I will never say I'm going to my mum's place but I'm going home!
    I have 2 sisters and 1 brother, the only who's still at home is my little sister and she always says Mum doesnor know how to cook for 2 people lol so I get it!
    Looking forward to read your post tomorrow (I have a feeling, I will need a tissue...)
    Aurélie

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    1. Home is some where that you always feel safe, isnt it. Thanks for doing the link up

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  4. What a change we go through when our kids grow, huh? Mine are adults now, and I visit their homes. It's a turn-around, but only in a good way. Thanks for sharing - I wish you much joy with Tilly. Somehow, there's a special bond with the last one home...

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    1. There is defintely a special bond with the last one at home, but as she grows to be a teenager, I am sure that will change hahah

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