The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience (Emily Dickinson)
Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems. In them are your most powerful opportunities (Ralph Marston)
This morning I stood in the shower this morning, the water was streaming down my back and the tears were streaming down my face: this was the last time I would be standing in this shower, the last time I would be in this home…
Letter to the future owners of our house in Estelle Street
Dear new owners,
Welcome to your new home.
You have bought a wonderful home. We built the house when we were newly married: it was very small then, just two bedrooms and not even a garage. As our family grew, we built on. We also built our memories. The house and the garden have taken on character, evolving with our needs and our fantasies. You may come across the unexpected fairy or art work in the garden: treat them as you will, their existence there is not accidental; they were placed with love and good intentions.
Each room in the house has seen a variety of functions, colours and furniture. We have loved living in every room. Some rooms may show some wear-and-tear, but they have all been loved.
Our journey in this house has seen the birth of twin boys and four years later a beautiful little girl. They are all grown up now. The journey has seen various dogs and cats. The first of our departed dogs had a tree planted in his memory: the huge Charlie tree in the peace garden.
This home comes with comes with love and blessings. We hope you have a wonderful journey in our special abode, filled with love and happiness, as ours was.
Enjoy your new home.
With much love
Deidré, Tom, Kyle, Roarke and Ariél