I don’t want to move away from Angeltown, but today we looked at your home in Angelville.
Your home has been big on my mind ever since my Patient Husband showed me your listing. It’s beautiful. I loved the photos. It’s within walking distance of a church (just barely). My Patient Husband saw your house on Friday, and less than 24 hours later, he returned to it today with me.
I love your home. I suspected I would, but I really love it now that I’ve seen it. You’ve a bright, sunny, spacious home that’s well-maintained and bears the stamp of your care for it over the years. You’re a splendid gardener. There’s a wooded area in the back that borders on a protected wetland. It’s a writer’s home. It’s a retreat from the world. When I found out that you’d designed the home yourself and were the only owner, I was even more in love with it.
I know you must love your home too. And I want to promise you something: I may not be able to offer quite your asking price. I can’t necessarily promise to keep the gardens maintained to the same standard you have.
But what I can offer you is a promise to love your home in my own way. I promise you that there will be long walks in the woods, and children splashing in the brook way back on the wetland. I promise you that there will be excited Christmas mornings and delicious Thanksgiving dinners. There will be silent prayers during sunrise on the deck or at noon in the tangle of trees out back. Your home will see a first tooth, first steps, a first love and a first broken heart, and a first college acceptance.
There will be late nights watching silly movies and other late nights having worried discussions about our children. There will be an ugly minivan parked in the driveway with three car seats, and then two, and then one, and then four kids who don’t want Mom driving them around the town any longer.
I can’t give you all the money you deserve, but I can let your home keep the soul and the warmth you instilled in it from the start.
Please consider our offer when it comes later this week.
Edited a few days later to add a link to a post where you can see whether the homeowners agreed. 🙂