The very first time I stepped foot in this old house these stairs warmed my heart. Sounds silly I know, but I could picture the many children that must have raced up and down them with dirty little hands skimming the walls. I then imagined my own children racing up and down them with friends and neighbors tagging close behind. It was these stairs and the four rooms at the top of them that we tackled first, the winter we moved in.
After months of hard work and all three children sleeping in the living room amongst boxes piled high, I can finally say that all three of them are now upstairs sleeping snugly in their beds.
Wishing you all a blessed New Year!