Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dear Little Home

Dear little home in Vermont,

     I knew from the first time I stepped foot in your doors, that you had good "bones". The kind of bones that would wrap your arms around my family and just love us to death. From your drafty windows and even the river running through the dirt floor basement 8 years ago, I still knew you should be ours. And you miraculously were.




      I always walked in after a long trip  to get there and just felt more at home there than I did in any of the other homes that I came from. You have lovely, amazing sunsets for us. The radiator heat is just what we love on a cold February morning and you worked even after the dog pulled part of you off the wall. And I love all the country noises from cows across the street to the peepers in the pond in the spring. And your barn is just the best thing-truly.



     Please do not be offended but I need to tell you that you will have a for sale sign in your front yard soon.  You have to know that I have I have cried puddles of unexpected tears about this decision.  Just rivers of tears and I feel as if I am losing one of my best friends. But you are just so far away. It is getting so hard to actually spend time there. I am logically thinking and knowing this is a good thing that you might have someone who can be there more than us. But my heart is breaking and I have really had a rough time for the past few weeks being home. I wish I was closer but I am not. That's the cold hard facts my friend. One thousand miles is just a long ways away.



    Forgive me - you have been really good to us and I will miss you. I hope that another family will buy you and know how special you have been too. You have been around for for 130 years so I am sure you  have lots to tell them.

3 comments:

  1. It is so sad Colleen. Hope you can remember all the fun times you have had there-and looks like you have some great photos!

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  2. Well, I'm glad I met you through VT. I wouldn't want to travel there a bunch of times a year if I were in your shoes either. People don't realize how hard it is until they've done it for a while. I essentially made the same choice! Seattle is much better for me. Congrats on the inclusion in Artprize. Your piece looks great!

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  3. All good things eventually come to an end :-(
    Just maybe there's another good thing/place for your family closer to your home base.

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