Friday, October 10, 2008

A step back in time.....

I grew up in a home that is only about 3 blocks from where I live. I`ve road bikes past it frequently with my children and for the second time since my parents have sold the house it has been in foreclosure. My friend is in real estate and was able to get me into the home I haven`t stepped foot in for 18 years.

The anticipation of her opening up that door I can`t put into words of course she delayed it reminscing about the german shepard doberman mix we had back then...LOL.
When I stepped inside it was such a strange feeling one of familarity and another of total non recognition. The house was beyond being given any care the past few years as shown by the bare boards. The people when they left decided to take with them cabinets, sinks, doors, door jams, carpets and even molding in spots.

It was such a dejavu to be standing back in my old bedroom. Many memories rushing by. I was so grateful to be able to step back in time. So many times I thought how wonderful it would be to be able to get just a glimpse of those walls again. Even if sadness filled my heart momentarily it was nice to feel like I was back home again.

Never forget who you are and where you come from.

Here are some pictures of what I saw upon entering:
























3 comments:

Poirier Family said...

How cool is that to be able to see the house you grow up in. Sorry the people didn't take care of it. Remember what you said "Never forget who you are and where you come from." Take out your old picture books and look at what it was!!

Kelly~MysticalEntities said...

Thats exactly what I did...LOL I was going to post them, but some are so blurry. I`m just thankful I was able to step foot in those doors once again :)

Wings and Paws Primitives said...

Oh man, Kelly, dont you wish you could fix it up. I look at those walls and think wow what potential that place has!!!You could probably get it for a song considering the shape they left it in!! I know that feeling, I often dream of my childhood home and everything in my dreams is so realistic and vivid... It is probably much better in my memories... Hugs, MO