Considering a Move and the Importance of Family

Considering a Move and the Importance of Family

Are you going back & forth on whether or not
to move, and you just can’t decide? Today I’m gonna share with you a conversation
I had recently with somebody who was in your predicament. Hi I’m Mary Anglin with United Real Estate
Los Angeles, your local San Gabriel Valley real estate expert. I publish new videos every Thursday, so be
sure to subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when my new videos are released. Now let’s get started! So I met with a couple who were considering
selling a home that they had bought and about 2 & ½ years ago and renovated. They did a
great job and it was really a beautiful home. But their job situations had changed, and
the husband was spending countless hours every day driving between their home, their grandparents’
house where their children had their daycare, and his work. And back again. Should they stay in the house that they loved?
And suffer the commute time? Which really meant sacrificing their time together as a
family. Or should they sell this beautiful home, and move in with family while they’re
looking for a new home that’s closer to their families? It was really too of hard
a decision to make. And while I understood & empathized with their
struggles, I really wish that I had shared with them my thoughts on family. At one time, my husband and I lived in the
Metropolitan DC area. We had four children age 5 and under. And we had a wonderful home,
a wonderful church community, great jobs, a great community around us and a wonderful
daycare system for our kids. But what did we not have? We did not have
grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins nearby for our children. So after a lot of contemplation
and prayer, we made the decision to sell our home, pack up and drive to Kansas. We lived
there 12 years. And it was the best time, the best place for my children to be when
they were young. They were with their family. And it’s a memorable time for them and was
a very positive impact on their childhood which brought them into such a healthy adulthood.
Being close to family while they were young was priceless. And now, we have 6 children and almost 9 grandchildren.
But three of our kids live in other states. And I can’t really express how much I cherish
the time that we can spend together. I live for those few weeks every year when my house
is full of my kids and my grandkids. I would say to any of you, give up the nice
house, give up the long commutes, give up the great jobs, give up the stuff that keeps
you from being close to your family. As I grow older, it’s the best piece of
advice that I can give. I hope this video’s been helpful to you.
Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or if you just wanna have a conversation about
your situation. I’m in The San Gabriel Valley, specifically
in West Covina. Just give me a buzz. If you need a Realtor but aren’t in my area
that’s no problem. Just reach out. I’m more than happy to help you find an excellent
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29 thoughts on “Considering a Move and the Importance of Family

  1. Thanks for watching "Considering a Move and the Importance of Family". Do you feel it is important to live near your extended family?

  2. Like The Outdoor Scene–What a terrific Heartfelt Video Mary……Almost everyone will connect to you on this one !

  3. Such a great discussion Mary. Sometimes moving can have bad effects on children, especially young teens.

  4. Thanks for sharing Mary – familiar story – glad they have you as a guide by their side

  5. Such an important topic, especially for those living in areas with long commute times.

  6. Very wise counsel Mary!

  7. Great discussion 🙂 love your backyard setting:)

  8. Lovely message, coming from experience and wisdom. 💞💞🙂

  9. Very good words of thought for anyone

  10. Thanks for sharing your story! This is an important topic for many families.

  11. Hi Mary! thank you for the video and the simple reminder of what's really important in life! And to think I just had to post phone a trip to see my parent's (who live 10 hours away). A reminder to re-schedule it promptly! 🙂

  12. Great video! So real!

  13. Completely agree! You can always get a different house but you can't get your time back with your family and it goes so fast!!

  14. Very well said Mary and clearly heartfelt. Can certainly help those who in a similar predicament. Thanks so much for sharing!

  15. Thanks for sharing! Also nice to see you in a different background

  16. I wish we lived near extended family, they are all back east and we are in AZ though 🙁

  17. Thanks, Mary! This was great!

  18. Great video! Very informative info, definitely some good points to consider when contemplating a move!

  19. Love, love, love it! 💕💕💕 what a great genuine and heart felt message

  20. Time with family is such a treasure. Thank you for sharing your story about family!

  21. This is a wonderful video, Mary! We have moved many times, to many different cities and countries, and the hardest ones are definitely those that take you further away from family.

  22. Thank you for sharing your story! Being near family can be a huge blessing and is a good thing to consider when making a move (some people may want to move away from their family). Moving isn't always just a practical decision, but an emotional one too. Great video!!

  23. YES YES YES MARY!!! "Give up the stuff and be close to your family!!". Love that you said this because time – with family – is priceless and more important than anything tangible

  24. Such a warm and loving video Mary. There is NO substitute for family. You made the right decision moving your children closer to yours. God bless you!

  25. What a beautiful story Mary 💖. Being with family is so important because you can't get that time back. Good for you. We lost my brother and father within 30 days of each other 3 years ago so I can completely understand your reasons why you believe family is so important. I couldn't agree more. Thanks for sharing 😊❤.

  26. love the story!! you are such a great story teller

  27. Great advice. Being close to family that loves and cares for you really is good for the heart. Thanks for sharing your experience with this. My extended family doesn't all live close but when we all come together for family events, they are moments we truly cherish, and I know my sons do, too. Cheers!

  28. Family Prayer and closeness is everything. What about a video for single women with no baggage. It's so synchronistic I am seeing this now bc I have been debating on moving to FL.

  29. Loving the new outdoor scenery.. Great topic!

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