I could never see a house simply as a piece of real estate - ever. Even before my career in real estate, there was always a story I could see, hear and feel even in someone else's home. I recently posted My First Love about the emotions I felt while closing a settlement recently with first-time homebuyers. Ironically, this song was playing after the settlement and I was moved to tears by the lyrics.
I thought of young families suffering in this economy and losing their homes - their piece of security - their future. It pains me to think of the children who leave their homes under such circumstances but I find comfort in knowing that God has a plan for us all to become stronger through all of this. I pray this post helps us all feel compassion for those displaced by tragedy and that every child can feel a sense of peace and security wherever they call home.