One Summer over seven years ago we walked by a little old house close to the park here in Groningen and noticed the “For Sale” sign. Love at first sight it was. We bought it on a whim. So much has happened since. Big and small.
My wedding gown hung in the bedroom window upstairs, we brought our two babies home here. Friends and family came over, dinners were cooked, nights out in the backyard, the heater broken in the midst of a cold winter just days before our son’s due date. The house saw me at my best and at my very worst. We grew vegetables in the backyard, added some layers of paint, had new stairs put in, designed our own kitchen, had the creaky floors fixed for baby proofing… We took care of the house and loved it so much. We were so proud to call it our home.
We weren’t planning on going anywhere else just yet. But then on the very day our house was featured in the local newspaper, the former home of my sister in law and her family in Dwingeloo came on the market. It was an opportunity we had to take. Come Spring, we’ll be saying goodbye to our sweet sweet home here in Groningen.
Thank you house. For being our home. For keeping us safe. For every nook and cranny that we are so familiar with. You’ve been so very good to us.
Photo credits: Margriet de Jager Fotografie
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