As a work-at-home mom I absolutely love to see workspaces of others. Working from home present a lot of unique challenges. I really especially enjoy “pullbacks” from behind the scene of how and where things are created. It gives me an opportunity to understand and connect better. Therefore I’m going to be transparent and share my workspace with you. It doesn’t always look like this. Sometimes life happens, there are boxes everywhere, my kids’ toys end up strung about my office and there are countless empty coffee cups.
Last year we moved to our new home in June and I’m excited to share with you my workspace, I absolutely adore it! While my workspace is amazing and meets my growing needs as an entrepreneur, that is not the best thing about this home. It’s story is the best part.
Our last home my workspace was roughly a little under 300 ft.² and I did everything in that workspace. We managed living in a 1500ft home, even with no closets. We knew eventually one day we would have to move because we were outgrowing our home with 3 boys.
We had no desire to move, especially with the cost that comes with building a new home or purchasing a larger house. We were cramped but content in our home.
Fast forward to spring of 2013, a few months after my dear father-in-law had passed away, my husband was helping his mom prepare to get a property she owned ready to put back on the market. They had built this home when my husband was in high-school and raised their 3 boys there. Several years ago they moved to a farm and had intended to sell this house. They had 2 renters over the span of 4 years who had planned to purchase it but it never worked out for one reason or another. We are certain God preserved this home for our family.
We now have the opportunity to raise our 3 boys in the home my husband and his brothers were raised in. The year we moved in, my husband was also the same age as his father was when he built it. Life feels very full circle and history repeating it’s self.
The special part is that my father-in-law’s legacy lives in this home. His handiwork, his character and the memories that were made. We hope in raising our boys in this home helps to preserve their memory of their beloved “pop pop”. We never imagined we would be living here, now we can’t imagine living and raising our family anywhere else.