Posted on December 6, 2017 @ 10:06 pm
Home is a grounding force, a place to retreat from the relentless pace of the work and school day, to connect with each other, and to work on what kind of impact we want our family to make in the world. For the most part, I lived in the same home from the day I came home from the hospital as a newborn until the day I drove out of the driveway college-bound for the University of Oklahoma.Ai?? The strength of the family home was important in my upbringing.Ai?? Thus, I carry that sentiment into our marriage; creating a home for our family is of primary importance to us.
Home is also a place to share ourselves with others, whether we are hosting overnight guests in town to speak at OU and inspire our students, throwing the annual back-to-school picnic for Price College faculty and staff, tailgating before Sooner football games, holding dinner parties with close friends, or now accommodating slumber parties of rambunctious kids.
In the first three and a half years of our marriage, we lived in and sold two homes, house-sat for two different families for a total of 8 months, shared a 600ish square foot hotel room for 6 months, and we built our first family home in Norman, Oklahoma.Ai?? It was an unsettled time.Ai?? But, in the 14-month process of constructing the home, we laid the foundation of our marriage.Ai?? Seven years and two children later, we confirmed the strength of our marriage with the renovation of a 1930s-era home just blocks from our first home in Norman.
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