Establishing Family Roots

It’s been five years since my husband and I purchased our first home. While it is a charming two bedroom house that has served us well and met all of our needs, we are quickly realizing that we are outgrowing our home. Since the birth of our daughter and collecting all the toys, clothes and accessories that come with having a child, we’ve realized that we will very soon need more space.

The town that we live in is wonderful. It’s a beautiful town filled with so many family activities as well as a history behind it. My husband is a fireman in town, I am a member of our local MOMS club and to be quite honest, I can’t think of any other town I’d want to live in other than the town we’ve called home for the past five years.

I feel as if our roots are established, that we are a family who has a close connection with our community and a tie with this town that I wish not to break. I grew up in two towns before my parents found a place called home and I don’t want that for my child. I want her to say she was born and raised in the town that her parents purchased their first home in. A town where her father proudly serves as a Lieutenant fireman and her mother has provided the opportunity for her to be friends with so many wonderful children, one of which is her best friend Fiona. I know it might sound irrational to some, but I feel such a connection to our local community.

As we are starting to look for our “forever” home, I am making a promise to myself and to my family that I will continue to live in the same area we currently do. I can’t see living in any other town but the one I call home.

Have you found a town that connects with you? One that suites your family’s needs?

One thought on “Establishing Family Roots

  1. I can totally relate to this and it’s been a blog topic I’ve been noodling. For us, it’s wondering if we really need more space or not? So we move to another zip code because it has “better” schools, but then we can’t afford anything else. I lived the same place my whole life and so did my husband and I’ve also loved that I can go home to my childhood home at the holidays. I get afraid of moving after my kids start school and having them be outcasts because they are the “new kids.” A lot to think about when considering moving – especially in this economy!


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