The Farmhouse I Never Want To Forget
Tennessee. We relocated there in 2011, when life had turned pear-shaped here in Ohio and my husband was offered a job (and us a fresh start). We took it and decided as a young family of four, that it may be our only chance to move to a different state and to give really big life changes a go for awhile.
After a couple of years of learning our new state and driving back roads through new towns, and after having our third child, Arlo, I absolutely fell in love with Nolensville, one of the fastest growing towns. Not only was this a sought-after area, but my dream house found its way to me just a few days after being listed and it was the PERFECT price. When something is meant to be, you just have to go for it and jump off the cliff of unknown. We jumped and the house became ours.
My 1950’s Farmhouse sat on one acre, had zero neighbors and was surrounded by farm land on one side and a creek on two sides. We fished in the creek and ran, screaming around the green space, giggling without a care in the world. We purchased our home in April of 2014 and finally…I felt like I was home.
After only two years of living here, my dream was cut short when my husband lost his job and took a new one, in Ohio, out of necessity. We spent a year of those two apart. Me and the kids stayed in Tennessee and he lived in Ohio, driving 6 hours each way, every few weeks. I’m grateful that he found a way to support us financially and I’m grateful for the single mom experience (seriously I will never be the same after being alone with three kids, all the responsibility on me). I’m just devastated that I finally found my dream house, our first real house, and I had to say goodbye.
I will forever miss this beautiful little house that provided so much love and fun and wildlife to my family. It is one place I never ever want to forget.
All images courtesy of and © Brian McCray of Benchmark Realty in Nolensville, Tennessee. www.brianmccray.com – My husband and I LOVED working with Brian and highly recommend him if you’re looking for a realtor in Tennessee.