The Brick House

Thank you.

Thank you for the best year of my life. This time last year, I was nervous about moving in with two roommates. I didn’t want to ruin more friendships.

Today, I’m thankful that I took the leap & made the move. I’m thankful that I spent the last year making memories with my very best friends. I’m thankful for a house that felt the most like a home since moving to Canyon.

As I packed up my car, cleaned one last time, and locked the door behind me, I was flooded with sadness. This house has been so much more than four walls and a ceiling. It’s been a safe haven for those who need a little extra love. It’s been food on the table and good friendships. We’ve had so many good times and all the memories rushed back to me.

Beer darts in the back yard.

Karaoke nights in the living room.

Game nights in the dining room.

Friendsgiving.

Easter.

The Super Bowl.

Long nights sitting at the dining room table talking about life.

Piling into one bed to all watch the same tv show.

Crying together and laughing together.

This house has brought me my fondest memories and my greatest friends.

Lacey, you are my little ray of sunshine. We barely knew each other when we moved in together and that made me nervous. But over the last year you’ve shown me how to have grace and a positive attitude. You light up every room that you’re in and you make everyone feel important. You think I’m funny, and I really appreciate that. I’m so thankful that we got this time to grow closer because you’re one of my lifelong friends now. I love you, Lace.

Nicole, you and I are one in the same. We feel deeply and relate to each other in ways I never imagined. You make me feel so comfortable wherever I am, no matter the situation. I know that I can always count on you to be there when I need it most, especially when I blow a tire on the interstate. Your life is so important and I’m so glad that I’ve gotten to be a part of it. I hope i never live in a world without you in it to let me know that I’m loved. I love you, Nikki J.

I could go on and on, but I’ll end it here.

So here’s to The Brick House. May she always stand tall and bring joy to others like she has to us. May everyone who has ever experienced life there cherish their memories, I know I will.

Enjoy. ♡

-madds. (:

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