My Dream Home

My Dream Home

by Susan Neuhalfen

Four years ago, our family moved to Argyle. After moving approximately every four years due to my husband’s job as a project manager (you see, projects last about four years from start to finish in his industry), we had finally found our dream home and we were planting our permanent roots here.

The house is beautiful, on three acres covered in trees. We have the greatest neighbors in the world and my son has adjusted to his surroundings and his school.

On the flip side, our taxes have gone up 53% on the house and it seems like we spend every waking moment (and dollar) on it. Still, we love it, but we’ve figured out it isn’t our dream home.

After spending hours on Realtor.com and having a deeper understanding of MLS than just about anyone, I know how to search for everything anyone could ever want in a dream home: double oven, granite countertops, four bedrooms, the right schools, etc. After four years, however, we finally figured out that our dream home isn’t brick and mortar. It doesn’t have a pool or a three-car garage. It has three happy people who spend every waking hour inspiring each other to be better people.

I spent a great deal of time with Pastor Williams and his wife Felicia at Prayer City this week. It’s located just behind the Lantana Storage location on Hilltop at Hickory Hill. These are people who adapt well to change, even with four boys in tow. Pastor Williams had an opportunity to stay in Houston at a church with everything he could ever want. To have the strength to walk away from that kind of security is, to many people, downright crazy. After these last four years, I simply admire him. I hope to one day be as secure in my faith as he and his family are.

By the way, Prayer City isn’t a church. It’s a place to pray. I highly recommend stopping by anytime you need a little peace. It’s always open.


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