THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Monday, May 19, 2008

Home to Me...

I have lived here almost half of my life. I am at perfect peace here. It's like my soul finds comfort from the water.


I have the same type of relationship with my house. I love my house. I can never imagine living anywhere else.

I couldn't even tell you how many hours I have spent on this porch next to a fire in our firepot. It is our family place on summer evenings. We roast marshmallows, talk and stay warm. I love fires. I never grow tired of sitting by one and watching the sun go down.

This is the view from my front porch.

This is our dock. I love to sit on the bench at the end with Tim and enjoy a cup of coffee on weekend mornings. I hit tennis balls as hard as I can off of the end of it and our black lab Cooper runs all the way down the dock and jumps off into the water to get bring them back. We also catch a lot of fish off of it!

All of my children were born and raised on this lake. They have known each neighbor since they were small children. They are as tied to it as I am. I cannot wait to wrap Sophia in a blanket and hold her close to me on my porch next to a warm fire. I cannot wait for her to become as much of a part of this place as we are.

35 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Beautiful post...
Beautiful pictures..
BEAUTIFUL...
You made me tear up..
HUGS to you my friend..
Hope to meet you one day at your Beautiful Home..
Love ya..

OH MY #6 said...

I love this post Kimberley. I can't wait to see pictures of your little one on that porch too.

Have a good week.

Lea
xo

Bella's mama said...

I am so glad I found your blog, I look forward to reading about your journey to your child!!

I wish you a blessed evening,

Krista

The Byrd Family said...

What a beautiful place Kimberley. I can't wait for you to share this with your little one!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Ok Kim... I am heading up your way to roast marshmallows... watch the sun go down... I was thinking about you today... wondering how you were... I was going to call you to say hi but had a ton of housework to do and forgot... whoops... will chat again one day... take care

tracey said...

What a wonderful porch. It would be wonderful to look out at that view every morning.

Steffie B. said...

Loved this post.... ;)

Lunch soon girlfriend!

PIPO said...

How beautiful...what a wonderful places for little souls to grow and thrive (and big ones too).

Gail said...

Love this post Kimberley, I really love that all your children have always known your home on the water, and how Sophia will be there with you too, sitting on your lap and watching the fire.

Take care friend. :)

Margaret Miracle said...

What a Beautiful Dream and I can't wait to watch it become a Reality.

GWEN OATSVALL said...

home is where the heart is ... i love my home to because of all the memories we make and because i want it to be a safe haven for my children as they grow up ...

love the view of the lake !!!

Colleen said...

This is lovely! What a beautiful view and very peaceful! Something I envy being retired military and moving every couple of years! My children have had to learn that "the world" is their home:)
Thanks for visiting my blog and for bidding on the adorable jacket!!! Best of luck!!:)

Chloe's Mama said...

Well that post would be a fantastic commercial for tourism...I'm ready to come up and spend the weekend at your house! You described all of the things that you love so well; I can't wait to see you show Sophia all of the pleasures of the home that waits for her!

Paula said...

What a beautiful view from your front porch. Its great when you feel that you BELONG somewhere. That is exactly how I feel about our little corner of the world.

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

Wow...you have a view many people only get on vacation! I can't wait until you have your precious Sophia is your arms sitting all snuggled in a blanket next to the fire...such a wonderful thought! :)

Much Ado said...

Wow, beautiful! (it reminds me of Dawson's Creek!! ) And when I read the sentence about holding Sophia, I got the shivers (good ones!) - your day will come, my friend

Alyson & Ford said...

Marshmallow roasts. Dog leaping into the water in a game of fetch. A neighborhood "family" that knows and keeps an eye on the kids. Morning coffee with a loved one.

You can keep right on describing this beautiful place you call home. I'm loving every minute of it...

peace
fm

Cyndi said...

I love it. I want to come live on the lake with you guys.
Mikee and I have always said we would live on the lake before the beach.

Jill W said...

I grew up on a lake. Luckily we live w/in walking distance of it. My parents still own the house and we spend a lot of time there. There is just something so soothing about looking out over the water.

Walker said...

How precious is that!! You make me want to go buy a fire chimney thingy! lol!!
LOVE your VIEW!!!!!!! wow!
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Keisha

Bella's mama said...

Thank you thank you thank you for your comments. It is awesome to meet new friends this way!!!

Hand sanitizer, great must have!!!

Noemi said...

Oh Kim! I really loved this post! It got me all teary eyed! Such a lovely view. Can't wait to see Sophia running down the dock.

OK meet you at Sunset for a glass of wine? LOL

Heather said...

Looks like the perfect place for a bloggy reunion;)

Absolutely gorgeous - I always dreamed of living on the water.

Just cannot wait to see sweet Sophia drenched in the love of your home (and your arms!)

Heather

mommy24treasures said...

so beautiful!!!!!

Juliette said...

Sophia will have so many great memories in this home, like the rest of the family!

Jeff and Amy said...

Looks so relaxing I can see why you love it so. Your little one will enjoy it just as much as you I am sure, who wouldn't it's beautiful!!!

April said...

What you wrote is my dream. I keep looking for that special place. Thanks for sharing. I can hope for it.

Dolores and Shawn said...

What a beautiful area you live in! I love the lake just off your porch. Beautiful.

Rachael said...

It's nice when your house is "home." Cheesy, but true. Beautiful post, and what a beautiful gift to give the sense of "home" to your children, to give them those memories and that place their heart will always yearn to come back to.

Lisa said...

Beautiful view and love your garden. I can't wait to see your little one wrapped up in a blanket with you either.

Colleen said...

Beautiful post!!! I love the view from your house. We go to the lake on the weekends (Lake Geneva in WI) but I sure wish I could just park our boat in our own backyard.

lindanuts said...

I love this post. I am so interested in your life and home and your personal thoughts. Your home is lovely. I grew up next to the Mississippi River and miss it terribly. We live right next to the Skunk River now and it just isn't the same. It just doesn't flow the same; the sounds and smells are different. We love to have a fire in the pit, too. The grandkids will stay out very late if we have a fire going....
Your Sophia will love that you have carved a niche for her in your lives and it will all have great meaning to her.
Love you,:+) Linda

Denise C said...

OH how pretty!!! I love the lake as well!!! Very sweet post Kimberley!!!
Hugs!

Patricia/NYC said...

GORGEOUS!!! I cannot wait until your dream of holding Sophia by the lake is realized!!
HUGS!!

Dawn said...

What a wonderful place to live...I can't wait to see the picture of Sophia in your arms :)