Kevin carried Jenna over the threshold when they returned from their honeymoon and spent the first night in this house. It was where they brought Amos home from the hospital, among many other milestones. They transformed the 1940s house into a beautifully decorated mid-century modern home. It was a place that always smelled like dessert because Jenna baked weekly for their neighbors and others that needed cheering up. The walls contained lots of laughter: hosting out-of-town guests and dinner parties, listening to records, decorating Christmas trees, raising a baby.
When Kevin’s job required a moved to Nashville, it was a sad day. The end of an extraordinary era.
I don’t know if I can write the rest of this post without crying.
These friends of ours have become such an influential part of our lives. We moved to Plaza Midwood in Charlotte three years ago, about 10 houses down from the Thomas Family. Since then, we’ve had numerous double dinner dates, walks with Amos + Poa, shared ingredients, traded lawn tools, editing parties. We didn’t love Charlotte when we first moved here because we didn’t have a community. That changed drastically when we met Jenna + Kevin. They became two of our best friends not only because of proximity but because they are truly the best kind of people. To say I’m grateful that they’ve been in our lives is too much of an understatement.
When they welcomed Amos into their lives, we fell in love with him. We’ve enjoyed watching these two become the best parents and seeing Amos grow with constant fascination of the world. He now knows my name…well, the best way that a toddler can. Mae Mae Mae Mae Mae Mae…
These wonderful neighbors of ours are starting a new journey in Nashville next week. We’ll miss them terribly. We spent a hot summer day celebrating one of the last days in this house that had become a home.