Thankful for my home thanksgiving 08
I’m thankful for this home we have. It took a long time to get out of rentals in our married life so I’m very thankful for having a mortgage compared to a monthly rental fee. How does a man and wife get a home in their name without help from their parents? It’s not easy to get that down payment. A place to call your own and make improvements on can add some good memories to family life.
So much of where and when you buy is dependent on your husband. Sometimes it takes a long time for him to decide where he wants to settle and every couple’s situation is different and unique to them. It took my husband almost 17 years to finalize things and get a home. Jobs have to be considered as well. Employment comes and goes over the years.
If a husband knew how much their wife would love to be settled and start building equity and how it could add stability to their family, then I think the man of the family would be thinking about staying somewhere permanently. It also shows character when you can stay in one place and be known in the community for what you believe.
So many Christian couples I’ve known over this past 18 years (including my husband and I) were known to move and move so much that it was ridiculous. Ridiculous is the right word. All that moving goes against family life and then when the kids get to be 12 years old and older, then the sting of not belonging to a certain steady pattern in life catches up with you and kids know that all this moving isn’t good. A lot of moving goes against family life.
Men need other men to be friends with and settle down and raise their families but with high unemployment in areas of the country it is hard to stay employed. Churches are weak so couples move to find a different church group to be a part of.
Sometimes we’ve moved from an area because we knew that we could never afford a house there, so why not rent somewhere else where we could possibly buy? Every family eventually gets settled somewhere but a lot of good memories are lost when a family finally settles when the kids are older. I’m thankful for my husband getting this home we live in, for a home where I can raise layer hens and stay put and grow old in.