I was here to deliver some happy news and the documents of their home's sale. I walked past a chalked outline of a hopscotch course drawn on the sidewalk and was welcomed inside. The H family was in the middle of a weekend breakfast party and Dad (amended to R and her friend under the watchful eye of Mom) had just baked some fresh scones. Is there anything better than the smell of fresh baking in a kitchen? Needless to say I was pleased when I was offered a scone and then a second. I shouldn't....homemade blackberry jam? Yes please.....
I looked around at their two kids and a sleepover pal and thought how resilient children are about moving. Much better than adults I think. I had grown up on this the former CFB Chilliwack, now called Garrison Crossing, and had faced a swirl of new friends and families as "transfers" "hellos and good-byes" were just part of military life. Sure there was always the sadness of farewell, but there was also the excitement of meeting a new buddy at school or at some team sport. Sometimes, your next best friend just moves in next door.
In hopscotch, you have to hop forward on one foot and that seems hard at first, but, keep your balance, rest when needed, be brave, have faith and focus on the next move, home is just up ahead and never far away.
Imagine living here....then call Steve Mullock
is an award winning full-time real estate specialist with 30 years of experience and hundreds of sales. Thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Fraser Cheam communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs? Contact Steve (click here) of Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty for experience, local knowledge and friendly service you’ll be happy you did.