In these unprecedented times, our first instinct can be to focus on the ways in which our lives have been thrown off course. However, when times are toughest, we find our thoughts turning to the ways in which our families and communities manage to find light – often by creating it themselves. As we continue to hunker down with our loved ones and do our part for neighbors, friends, and community members, we experience a massive shift in perspective. Where our days used to be organized around work and social obligations, they are now less structured – or, to put it better, they are structured differently.
What do we do without the hour-long commutes either way, without the organized chaos of the morning school run, without the breakroom chit-chats around which we developed our schedules? The obvious answer, of course, is kind of anti-climactic: stay home. What else?
Well, it seems like the longer we stay home, we find new opportunities to rediscover it – to re-examine our relationship to the place and people who are so easy to take for granted in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We find that living at home and existing at home are two entirely different things – and we find ourselves, seemingly out of the blue, with the time to explore what that means to us.
To some families, it meant diving right into the kinds of pastimes that hadn’t been experienced in years: puzzles, movie nights, monopoly matches, and a host of other activities that the kitchen island feels made for. For others, it meant really getting to relax on the couch for the first time in forever, and for others it was finally getting some use out of that home equipment. It’s been meals made from scratch, friendly competition, inevitable bickering, and lounging in the sunny backyard. Maybe it’s been a combination of all of these things or none at all. Maybe your family is still adjusting to this new normal, which is OK, too.
We won’t minimize the worries that come with this uncertain time, but feeling this weight doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy that old family recipe that hasn’t seen the light of day in forever or those old home movies that you had to break out the DVD Player for. It means appreciating these small but powerful moments of joy, laughter, and togetherness even more – because, for the first time in a long time, we’re able to truly give them the time and attention they’re worth.
Home is a special thing to us, and we’ve been in the business of creating homes for a long time. Through it all, one thing has rung true – and, though we’ve never been in a situation quite like this, it rings truer than ever: the moments we have at home become the pillars of who we are. These are the memories that bring us comfort, encouragement, and joy. Even when things go back to normal and we inevitably revel in the opportunity to go back out into the world full-throttle and leave home at last, we can be sure about one thing: inevitably, there’ll be a time – and probably earlier on than we think – when we can’t wait to come back. That’s the beauty of home, and that’s the magic we see in every home we build. If you’d like to learn a bit more about Sam Rodgers Homes and how we help make that magic come to life, reach out to us.
We are available by phone and to schedule virtual meetings, showing you our home features, and answering questions as we go. If you would like to come in to view a model, we can schedule individual
For interest in Gran Paradiso
Please Call Nancy Jorges at 602.531.2274
For interest in GreyHawk Landing, please call
Andrea Roosa at 941.284.6212
or Vivian Militello at 941.518.4234