I didn't necessarily grow up there, my parents bought the place when I was 17 but they have owned it for about 15 years and I have a lot of memories there! We lived with them off and on for five years after getting married. Our wedding party was there, most of our kids were born while living there and our kids have spent tons of time with my mom and dad at that house.
I will miss the avocado trees, the fish pond, the lemon tree, the pomegranate tree and all the other fruit trees. I will miss the smell of the roses in the front yard. I will also playing games in the grass with everyone. I will miss holidays at their house and watching my dad and Rob light fireworks on Fourth of July.
I am also sad because L's best friend, also known as her BFSFL (best fake sister for life, for those not in the know!) lives two houses down from my parents. L has known H since kindergarten and they have been friends through all of our multiple moves. It's sad to think that we might not ever go back there and that we might not ever see H again, we all feel like she's a part of our family.
My parents have put so much work into their home. It was nothing like it is now when they bought it. They have built things, fixed things, added things, changed things and done so much to make it their house. They have had to start over in the house, after a fire in the garage that destroyed the garage and ruined everything they owned inside the house. They lost everything in that fire and spent months dealing with shoddy contractors and break-ins, just trying to rebuild their garage and repair the damage to their house so they could have a place to live again.
I hope my parents will be happy after they move and I hope everything works out perfectly for them. I think they haven't been happy in that house for a long time. It will be sad to know that strangers will be living in their house. I hope the people that buy it appreciate all the things my parents have done and I hope they don't touch all of the wonderful trees that my parents have planted.
|My favorite avocado tree (of the three they have) is in the background!|