advent, black lives, and 25 days of changing the narrative – day #16
milestones and significant people who help create them…
day 16 – december 15
many folks know that my husband and i got married young, when we were only 21 and STILL in college. within the first 5 years of our marriage, we lived in a studio apt in new york, a small apt in philadelphia, and another apt in durham, nc. we lived in this apt for a couple years with two young children at that point. we lived on the 3rd floor and was hoping for a place that was a little less grueling to climb with strollers and car seats and groceries and you know…
kevin and his beautiful family attended our church and that’s how we initially met. this brother is one of the kindest and gentlest souls i’ve ever met. truly. i don’t actually recall how it all came about but over the course of some conversations, he offered to rent out his home to us. a HOUSE! a single family house! a house where i could play instruments and not worry about quiet neighbor hours! in the story of my life, this would actually be only the 2nd single family house that i’ve ever lived in – and the first was only for a brief season at that, which my mother lost to bankruptcy…but that’s another story.
a HOUSE. i was so thankful.
kevin was actually the person who also helped us find and purchase our very 1st house as our real estate agent. BIG BIG BIG milestone in my life – in our lives! we lived in this house for 5 years before moving up to seattle. our youngest child was born and shared many family memories together with amazing neighbors and friends. grateful for this brother, his family, their generosity and god’s faithfulness in our lives.