A few months ago, I asked the same question about a new home for my parents.
I didn’t know the answer, but my wife, who was in the process of moving into her own house, had a suggestion.
She said, “I think the future home should be a place where you can have fun with the furniture and decor.”
She went on to suggest that this new home should have an open plan, which means there could be different layouts.
My wife and I agreed.
Then the next day, we had a homecoming party at the new house.
Our family gathered at the front door.
We were greeted by a bunch of other people and they all started cheering and making fun of us for being so excited about the house.
It was a little weird because we all had such an incredible homecoming, but I thought it was a great time to reflect on where we are in our lives.
As we were talking about the homecoming parties, my wife asked, “What about the kids?”
I was shocked.
I had not even considered this possibility.
She was right.
Since then, we have watched our daughter grow up and have a new friend come into our home.
In her bedroom, we discovered a small couch and a small, old, wooden box.
That’s the first time she has ever seen that kind of stuff.
But as she grows older, we’ve added some more.
The next day my wife and her husband were discussing whether we should buy a new couch.
It turned out to be the right choice, and now we have a sofa, a table, and a large TV.
We’ve also added a large window that allows us to watch TV and movies in the living room.
After we moved in, our house became a home away from home.
It’s become more like a family and we have friends from our neighborhood, and we all enjoy being together.
It is a place we are all excited about.