The House We Built

July 2019 - 11 months since Mark's passing.

I am proud of this house you see in the picture..

This is the house that Mark and I built our family in. Nine years through thick and thin.

When times were tough - financially, maritally (with brief talk of separating), and health wise (Mark was diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Pancreatic Cancer).

And together through celebrations of birthdays, anniversaries, kids sports wins, school wins, business startups and growth.

Through it all, our love remained and grew stronger .

And so, it is with mixed emotions, that I say goodbye to this house that built our family.

I have been asked why are you selling it if you do not wish to. Sometimes in life, we are forced to do things we may not want to do because of obligations we have but...it has to be done.

At first I was mad and then sad and now...

I reflect and say my gratitudes and say my goodbyes as I walk through each room in the house and have a flurry of memories overtake my mind.

So. Many. Memories.

And, it is also in this moment that I continue to trust the process and trust my faith that new things, better things are in store for the Hoverson clan and it is with the loss of this house that I have a new drive, a new burning inside of me to continue on Mark's legacy.

Sometimes we don't understand why circumstances happen but I am one of those people that believes they happen "for us" not "to us".

Sometimes it is with the releasing and shedding of the "old" that allows the invitation for the "new" that is better suited for us and our growth to come in.

Cheers to "New"

Cheers to "Faith"

Cheers to the "Next Chapter"

Goodbye 7634 S. Boxelder St.

Thank you for the memories. 

Thank you for being the house that built our family.

Selah.

-Shanny


 
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Proud of the House We Built

I dropped to my knees in that field on your daddy's farm

Asked you to marry me, all I had to give was my heart

While other kids went diving into swimming holes

You and me dove off into the great unknown

We were barely gettin' by, takin' care of each other

Then I became a daddy; you became a mother

Was an uphill battle nearly every day

Lookin' back I wouldn't have it any other way

I'm proud of the house we built

It's stronger than sticks, stones, and steel

It's not a big place sittin' up high on some hill

A lot of things will come and go but love never will

Oh, I'm proud

I'm proud of the house we built

Still workin' our way through the land of milk and honey

At the end of the day there's always more bills than money

I close my eyes at night and I still feel

The same fire in my heart I felt out in that field

I'm proud of the house we built

It's stronger than sticks, stones, and steel

It's not a big place sittin' up high on some hill

A lot of things will come and go but love never will

I'm proud

Oh I'm proud of the house we built

Oh, look at us today

Whoa, we've come such a long long way

I'm proud of the house we built

Yeah I'm proud of the house we built