It’s easy to get caught up in the daily routine of life by allowing yourself to be consumed with the trivial moments or simply be obsessed with the fine details when searching for that perfect home.
I have been talking with my sister, who lives in Texas, about her search to find a new home for her growing family.
Her search criteria are three bedrooms, open concept, family room for my two beautiful nephews to play in and an office for her husband.
But while those are pretty basic house hunting standards, her search goes a little deeper, like her heart and family values.
My sister is a stay-at-home mom, so her full-time job is maintaining the household and raising her two little boys.
With her husband busy with business meetings and trips, my sister is left to entertain the children a fair bit of the time.
So while that is reflected in her house hunting criteria, she has, however, added onto her list a pool.
She wants to be able to entertain and exercise her boys through playing in a pool along with teaching them how to swim—she doesn’t simply want to put her children in front of the TV but rather have them interacting with one another and learning to grow and play together.
She and her husband have made several trips from Houston to Dallas in search of this perfect home and they almost found it—open concept, family room off of the kitchen so that she can entertain and watch her boys play, home office and the property even has a pool,
However, as tempting as this property was, it was not the home for them.
The school my nephew Travis would be attending has received below average ratings, so they decided against it.
Her search is continuing but we all should learn from her experience.
It’s the everyday stuff that matters—loving one another, growing and spending time together.
Put the superficial items aside and don’t overlook the simple things.
I’m envious of my sister and her beautiful growing family. I can only hope that one day when I start a family I can apply the same love and diligence into my household as she does to hers.