Sunday, December 11, 2016

Here's Home


Home is waiting for me and RH and Otis and Milo.

Waiting for our beds and books,
     
      and dishes and pans,

      broom and mop,

      dreams and plans.

Home is waiting for boxes of Christmas ornaments

      that won't go on a tree until next year.

Before that there will be other celebrations,

      large and small.

We hope you'll join us there and keep us in your

      prayers and thoughts as we travel home to 

      Tennessee on January 6th, to a darling 1935

      cottage on 2 1/2 acres.

We feel it waiting for us, even the sweet barn

      that's waiting for a new bonnet.





P.S. Remind me to tell you sometime about the emotional weeks waiting for our new home as our son Defee chased down one 1950s ranch brick after another only to realize that it was this old cottage that was calling our name!

40 comments:

  1. Yay! What exciting news! It looks like a wonderful place for you. Can't wait to hear all about it. Blessings to you this Advent season, and I will be praying for the move. xo Deborah

    ReplyDelete
  2. I can't wait to read of your "newest" adventure; and I truly believe you have raised a family of loving, thoughtful children! A real blessing....

    ReplyDelete
  3. Congratulations, Dewena! I'm so happy that you found a new home. It's lovely, and I look forward to seeing how you make it your home. I will be thinking of you, and wish you a Merry Christmas, and safe travels back to Tennessee!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Happy for you and a new beginning is always exciting! Stay safe!! Keep us posted when you can, okay?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh Dewena! I am beyond thrilled that you found the sweet home you were searching for. Hooray! Now I can't wait to see inside and hear all about your new adventures there--congratulations and happy dreams come true to you! Blessings, Debra

    ReplyDelete
  6. Congratulations !!! Exciting. Oh my the BARN.

    2.5 acres, perfecto.

    Happy for you and your family.

    Garden & Be Well, XOT

    ReplyDelete
  7. Congratulations! It's super charming and I can't wait to hear all about it (and see it become your home)! Enjoy the season and safe travels home!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Welcome home! I am happy you are returning to the Volunteer state. Safe travels and greetings from middle TN.

    ReplyDelete
  9. A lovely old cottage, and a barn on 2 1/2 acres. WOW! I bet you can hardly wait to get there to move and settle in and put your stamp on it. I look forward to hearing all about it and seeing photos, before, during and after.

    Love, hugs & prayers as you prepare to move. May your trip back home be smooth.

    Happy Christmas holidays ~ FlowerLady

    ReplyDelete
  10. Congratulations on your new home! What a wonderful gift the Three Kings are bringing you, cant wait to see all your decorating projects. Merry Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  11. It just feels right, doesn't it? And as RH specializes in barn bonnets and such its as good as done. Welcome home.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh my gosh, Dewena, I can't wait to follow you on your journey to your new charming cottage - what exciting news!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I was sitting at my computer, updating posts for when I'm down south, when I saw your email pop up and well, everything else just had to wait!

    It's adorable Dewena! Truly 'you', and I just know you're going to make it even more so in the coming months and years ahead. Many blessings to you and yours as you prepare for your exciting move! I know you must be thrilled!

    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh January 6th 2017, what a most special date!

    Many, many good wishes and congratulations.
    So happy that you have found a new home.
    My thoughts will be with you over this Christmas Season.
    Happy and safe travels back to Tennessee.

    Sincere good wishes

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete
  15. Congratulations, Dewena! Oh, it is just charming and I can't wait to see how you make it your own. So excited for you!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am ecstatic with sharing your happiness!
    that little cottage is already loved. I can tell.
    what a wonderful way to start a brand new year! XOXO♥

    ReplyDelete
  17. Congrats on the new home. Tennessee is on our list to look for a place when Hubby retires. We are also thinking about Kentucky. Can't wait to see what you do to your new home.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Your home is waiting for you, and it won't be long, Dewena. Wishing you a Merry Christmas, and may you have wonderful days this holiday season.

    love, ~Sheri

    ReplyDelete
  19. What a beautiful cottage home waiting for you - congrats! I know you'll be happy to move back to TN. Can't wait to see more of it and hear all about it.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Such an emotional time, and such poetic words to describe it. All the best to you, and Merry Christmas.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I'm so happy for you and your family, Dewena. This looks like home! ;-D

    Jane x

    ReplyDelete
  22. Congrats. Your beautiful and sweet cottage will be a home to you very soon.
    Good luck as your journey takes you to a new home. Merry Christmas.
    Happy New Year. This will be a great start to the new year for you.
    Hugs,
    Kris

    ReplyDelete
  23. Your beautiful, butter yellow charmer patiently awaits your arrival as you prepare for the 'return' part of your journey. Have a safe trip home, my friend.

    xx
    Poppy

    ReplyDelete
  24. Adorable... Safe travels home. Merry Christmas

    ReplyDelete
  25. I'm so happy for your, dear Dewena, it looks to be a wonderful home.
    Amalia
    xo

    ReplyDelete
  26. Congratulations, Dewena. What fun it will be to make this charming cottage your own. Glad we can join you on the journey to make this your new home. xo

    ReplyDelete
  27. I'm so excited for you and can't wait for you to be home where you belong! Also looking forward to beautiful photos of the new place! Can't wait for you to get there and I know you can't either! Love and hugs sweet friend!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. January 6 - epiphany! How lovely to anticipate your new home and all the delights of settling in just where you belong. It looks like a cozy place. Enjoy the journey!

    ReplyDelete
  29. That looks like a lovely place to settle in; I can't wait to see how you make it home. Godspeed!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Wow, Dewena! I was finally able to open and scroll down on your blog. And open the comment sections!!!! Must be a Christmas miracle to be able to reconnect and to catch up on your life and new home. Merry Christmas and I look forward to getting inside your new Tennessee place...looks like a dream come true!
    Love, Becky

    ReplyDelete
  31. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I like the house. You and your husband will make it your home. Merry Christmas to you Dewena. Blessings always, xoxo, Susie

    ReplyDelete
  32. Safe travels to your new home in January! :) I am so happy to see it! :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. I'm so happy for you! I hope the weather is good for your move! Merry Christmas sweet lady! Hugs, Diane

    ReplyDelete
  34. Dear Dewena, I'm so glad you get to be where you really want to be! Tennessee is a beautiful place and I can see why you'd missed it. God bless your travels and your new home!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I'm so happy for you Dewena. You are going home. And what a lovely home it is. I know you will make it your very own.Tennessee is such a gorgeous state and I can't wait for more pictures. hugs to you during your move.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Safe travels to your new home which sounds like it fits you perfectly. Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Christmas

    ReplyDelete
  37. So very, very happy for you!!!! Looking forward to seeing lots of photos.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I know I commented earlier but I just stopped by to wish you a Merry Christmas.
    Thinking of you and wishing you well as you get ready to move.

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete
  39. Oh, I can't wait to hear more. You know an Old Cottage tugs at my heartstrings... as apparently it did yours as well. ;) Wishing you and yours all the best in 2017! Looks like it is going to be exciting! blessings ~ tanna

    ReplyDelete
  40. Such a sweet new abode, waiting for new love and memories. Dewena, I wondered at how the move was going...thanks for the update!

    ReplyDelete