Even if you have to move away eventually, or even in families that end up moving around a lot, the memories from that first house still remain.
It can shape who you are and become a fixture of your past.
There’s something nostalgic and familiar about a family home. It feels like a safe space where you and your family can relax and be comfortable.
Often times, the house will get passed down for generations, maintaining the tradition of a true “family” home, and in that case, it’s even more precious.
A lot of these types of homes in America are related to farms or other similar countryside residences.
They served as more than just homes – they were places where families worked together, made their own food together, and continued to live in the following generations.
Lots of people grew up in places just like this – and David is one of them.
David’s family have a history of farming and being farmers, something they have done for decades.
His ancestors first owned the Nebraska land he grew up working on, and David planned to follow in all the past generations’ footsteps when came the time.
But then, a relative who legally owned the property decided to sell off the 80-acre farm without considering the rest of the family, much to David and his father’s horror.
All of a sudden, they were not a part of it anymore, and the whole family was extremely unhappy that their inherited home had been sold to someone else.
So he and his father, determined to save the farm and buy it back, decided to save up as much as they could to try and buy the farm back.
The farm was put up for sale via an auction, so David and his dad burned the midnight oil constantly trying to save up enough to purchase it.
They just wanted to buy the land again so it could be theirs once more.
But they also knew that around 200 other farmers would be at the auction in question, and they were not sure if they would be able to win.
In fact, they were quite certain that they would lose to another enterprising farmer.
The day of the auction came around, and David placed the bid that they could afford to place.
He and his father held their breath as they waited for someone to contest it and place a higher bid – but that never happened.
No one spoke up, and no one attempted to buy the farm.
The auctioneer looked around but no one made a peep, so the gavel was slammed down, and David and his family had won the farm back!
As it turns out, the 200 other farmers knew of David’s plight and wanted his family to get the farm back.
This happened all the way back in 2011, but till this day, David considers it one of the most humbling experiences he’s ever had in his life.