The last few weeks have been a time of reflection for our family. Our business is taking a new direction, and personally this then has some follow-on effects. These decisions have provided time and space for reflection on things we haven’t really given space to before.
One of those has been our kids feelings about where we live and other alternatives. The children have all stated on many occasions how much they love our house and how proud they are of what we have done here, so we never thought to dive into their thoughts too much further.
Given this recent space to consider where we are, we had a conversation with 2 of our boys about where we are headed, and surprisingly both preferred the lifestyle we had on acreage. This came as a huge shock to both The Builder and myself. We knew they all loved living on the land, but we had thought we understood that being so far from friends and typical teenage “stuff” had them preferring to be on our smaller block in the City.
Obviously, this has given us even more to consider. I love our home, I always thought it would be our forever home, but I do love our kids more. Consideration must be given to what they want for this period in their lives, especially as we are in a position to give that consideration.
So, in the last week, we have begun throwing around the idea of passing our dear Pen Y Llechwedd on to her next custodians. It is a MASSIVE decision and not one we are taking lightly, but it is on the table.
My question to you, is how important are the memories you made in your childhood home? Does the home itself play a part in those memories, or was it simply who you shared it with and the experiences you had there?
While I did enjoy the luxury of veggie gardens and chickens, and I’d love the opportunity to put my stamp on another home, I am not sure how I feel about the prospect of moving. Now I just need to weight that up with what the kids and The Builder want and need.
Would you like to be the next custodian of Pen Y Llechwedd? Are you on acreage? Would you like to be? Care to make me an offer?