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Meet our Birmingham Home

Meet our Birmingham Home. Moving away from a home and area we loved was a challenge. Here’s how our family handled the challenges.

Meet Dover Cliff - our Birmingham Home. Moving away from a home and area we loved was a challenge. Here's how our family handled the challenges.

So it took a lot to get to this place.

Contentment.

If you read Part One and Part Two of our difficult season, then you are aware that we left our Tennessee home kicking and screaming, fighting the inevitable.

But something wonderful happened about a week before we were to move.

Meet Dover Cliff - our Birmingham Home. Moving away from a home and area we loved was a challenge. Here's how our family handled the challenges.

Then excitement came.

No more dread. No more sadness. The worry was gone.

It was an unexplainable peace that came suddenly. And we knew it could only come from Him.

Meet Dover Cliff - our Birmingham Home. Moving away from a home and area we loved was a challenge. Here's how our family handled the challenges.

That simple shift made this huge transition easier.

But it wasn’t just me or Trent.

What surprised us the most were the boys.

Meet Dover Cliff - our Birmingham Home. Moving away from a home and area we loved was a challenge. Here's how our family handled the challenges.

Here we were expecting a period of emotional upheaval and adjustment, but our sons surprised us.

We asked them to leave all they knew for the past 4 years – their comfortable home, their friends, their church.

And we never received one spiteful word or venomous retort.

Meet Dover Cliff - our Birmingham Home. Moving away from a home and area we loved was a challenge. Here's how our family handled the challenges.

So they jumped right in – head first – and took the daring leap with us.

Now it has been a month and we are all adjusting wonderfully.

Actually, the rest of the family is faring a bit better than I am.

I don’t do well with disorder, so give me a few more weeks until a routine locks in and everything is in it’s place.

But now for the fun part! I posted a live walk through tour on Instagram a couple of weeks ago, and I thought what better way to share our home than with you all than a video walk thru!

On it, I answer questions posted from the live viewers as well as share our plans for this home.

So, have fun watching and if I’ve left anything out – be sure to ask me the questions below or share your decor suggestions. I’d love to hear your input!

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5 Comments

  1. Thank you for the great suggestions and for giving me a taste of ‘back home’! Sure am missing our old stomping grounds! Miss you friend!

  2. Finally had time to watch the live. I love the house and I’m so relieved that you seem so happy. Glad the boys are fitting in so well and thrilled about Trents job!

    That said, I’m sad that you’re not around the corner anymore😢

    Thoughts: are you sure you have to redo the counters in the kitchen? I had a little trouble determining the exact color of the tops in the video. I might paint first then reassess. Do you have a Southeastern Salvage? I think you might. I did acacia wood counters in one area of my kitchen (kitchen work space is “u” shaped with a bank of cabinets on another wall. Used the wood on the straight length of cabinets), two bathrooms and my laundry room. Acacia has properties very similar to walnut. You can stain them if you like, oil them or whatever else you might imagine. I stained mine a dark walnut and put a “bar top” epoxy finish on them. Warms the all white cabinets, white marble and white subway tile up tremendously. Y’all might be able to “join” them to make the counter deep enough for your island top in the kitchen. I know the Ikea counters look appealing. I have to keep reminding myself that they are laminate! I’m not convinced you would love them.

    Can’t wait to see the first big project when you do the master bath reveal.

    Love ya!

    Terry Smith

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