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Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker


There comes a point in your life where you have to accept that you can't work all the time because there are people that need you waiting at home!

Attributed to Debra Stephenson

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Paul S. Henderson, Residential Real Estate Broker 

Tacoma Washington 

Realtor ® BPOR, CRS, GRI, CDPE

Fathom Realty WA LLC


South Puget Sound in Washington State





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faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

I am so thankful that my Dad spent so much time with us 5 kids. 

He played ball with us, took us to parks, and spent lots of fall Saturdays at LSU watching the Tigers play! 

Memories that last a lifetime.

Jan 30, 2023 04:17 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Absolutely faye schubert 

Jan 30, 2023 07:51 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

This is so true. Taking care of our loved ones (family and friends) must come first. Then those times become special memories that are revisited with we or others pass on.

Jan 30, 2023 04:27 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

These five, I hope, are building such memories of me Leanne Smith 

Jan 30, 2023 07:53 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Excellent message for all the work-a-holics out there, Paul. And in this business it's easy to become one. Love the picture. Perfect for the quote.

Jan 30, 2023 04:30 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I worked 12 hours a day when my kids were this age but my boss let me off to coach both my daughter and son’s baseball and basketball teams Nina Hollander, Broker 

Jan 30, 2023 08:38 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS sounds like a great solution to me, Paul. We were immigrants to the USA and my Mother worked three jobs to ensure to support us and to ensure we didn't go to NY City public schools. While I might not have seen her much, I understood why she was doing what she was doing and have appreciated her sacrifices for her family my entire life.

Jan 31, 2023 04:14 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

And those people are a lot more fun than work!

Jan 30, 2023 05:06 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Absolutely Kat Palmiotti 

Jan 30, 2023 08:39 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

So true Paul.  Time is so precious. Never miss a chance to be with those that mean so much to you!

Jan 30, 2023 05:31 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

My kids and their spouses and my grandchildren have a very special place in my heart Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 

Jan 30, 2023 08:41 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Paul,

I adore this picture..love seeing the smiles on their faces and different personalities showcased! The quote is so true..I'm determined to be an integral part of my grandkids lives. I was a stay at home mom and loved every minute with my kids! 

Jan 30, 2023 05:33 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Both my parents worked. My mom, bless her heart, would take off work then come to school and bring cupcakes to my class on my birthday. I will always remember how proud I was of her Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Jan 30, 2023 08:45 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week! 

Jan 30, 2023 05:37 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thanks Bill Salvatore - East Valley 

Jan 30, 2023 08:45 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

This is so very true and it is so easy to get stuck in that working pattern trying to provide monetarily for the family when in fact they need us more. 

Jan 30, 2023 06:19 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Especially when you’re in the arm forces serving overseas Doug Dawes 

Jan 30, 2023 08:46 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Amen ! Sometimes we have to learn this lesson the hard way to wake us up from taking the wrong path again

Jan 30, 2023 07:04 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you for sharing this thought. Now my kids are going through the same thing with their kids, an endless cycle Michael J. Perry 

Jan 30, 2023 08:49 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Great Pic.  Quite the crew and quite fitting for the words.  m


Jan 30, 2023 07:18 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

You are looking at my legacy of grandchildren Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho 

Jan 30, 2023 08:50 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paul, great quote, but not sure their are "people", just two kitties that I dearly love!

Jan 30, 2023 08:09 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

We have had 5 dogs, 2 cats, 1 box turtle and numerous hamsters and goldfish and I can see your point Joan Cox 

Jan 30, 2023 08:53 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Paul, If I had my grand kids here in Denver instead of Ohio, I know I would take off more time to take in their sports.  Wish they were here!


Jan 30, 2023 08:58 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

What part of Ohio Will Hamm 

Jan 30, 2023 08:53 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

No work for you today Paul with these adorable munchkins at home waiting to see Grandpa!!

Jan 30, 2023 09:32 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

We just planned another vacation and I have to update this photo when we go and pick in the same aquarium Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker 

Jan 30, 2023 08:54 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you for the inspiration to spend more time with family.  Great featured picture too!

Jan 30, 2023 09:57 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Tomorrow never comes and there is no time like the present Ray Henson 

Jan 30, 2023 08:56 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Paul- I love that picture!!! And yes...part of providing for your family is giving them your time with them. 

Jan 30, 2023 10:51 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Now my kids are in there 40s and are going through the same predicament Kathy Streib 

Jan 30, 2023 08:58 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
ZOOM Realty Group - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Family comes first and not everyone understands that, sometimes until it's too late. It's a hard lesson but an important one.

Jan 30, 2023 12:09 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I am now seeing my kids dealing with the same predicament and it breaks my heart Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate 

Jan 30, 2023 08:59 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Paul,
Why do we work anyway, except for the people in our lives? Time spent with them is worth way more than the things money can buy for them.

Jan 30, 2023 12:48 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That should be a continuing education class here in Washington state because I know too many brokers that end up divorced because they never see their families Carol Williams 

Jan 30, 2023 09:00 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

So true, those words are, Paul.  And, that is a wonderful picture too!

Jan 30, 2023 04:54 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Now I have my grandkids to try to make memories with Myrl Jeffcoat 

Jan 30, 2023 09:08 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Paul, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jan 30, 2023 04:54 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Again you have made this day very special for me Myrl Jeffcoat 

Jan 30, 2023 09:08 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Feb 04, 2023 07:16 AM