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May 26, 2013

Blessed beyond belief

NORMAN — When my husband and I decided we were adult enough to buy a house we looked at four potential new homes. We had every intention of living in Norman since that is where we had previously lived and we both work here.

After looking at three houses in Norman, our Realtor decided she would show us one more house that day. A house in Moore.

The idea of living in Moore wasn’t really something we had talked about, but on the drive over to see the house something told me that this was “the one.” I can’t describe the feeling, but I knew in my heart I was about to meet my new home. And, just as I suspected, we pulled into the driveway and I felt this sudden urge to run inside and start unpacking my things. I was ready to buy.

The first thing I noticed about the house was the red trim. Since red is one of my favorite colors, I was excited. The lawn was perfectly manicured and the house next door had a bright orange 1956 Chevy truck parked out front. Not all typical reasons to buy a house. But to me they were beautiful sites.

That was almost seven years ago and although I admit there are times I wish I had more money to make my house look like a magazine cover, I’m still in love.

I’ve grown to love Moore, too. When we moved there, it reminded me of the small town I grew up in. Friendly people. Traffic seemed light. And you could get across town in less than 10 minutes. But over the years I’ve watch Moore grow. At times it seemed to grow too fast. But at other times it was exciting to see new things develop. It was almost like a parent watching a child blossom.

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