Nearly 17 years ago, my husband and I drove down a snowy road. Our 5-year-old son sat in the backseat of the car and I was 8 1/2 months pregnant. As we drove, we looked at the houses that passed by. But these were more than just houses. We were looking for a home.
As we drove slowly down the street, a group a school children having a snowball fight moved out of our way and we finally arrived at the address the real estate agent had given us. As we looked at the little house with the ‘For Sale’ sign in the front yard, my husband reached over, took my hand and said, “I think this one is it. I think this is the one for us.”
And we moved into that little house a month and a half later, with a 5-year-old boy in tow and a 2-week-old boy in our arms. And that is how we came to live in Bedford.
Over the years and by various paths our family grew and grew and grew, and we outgrew our little house. But we loved Bedford so much that rather than go look for a house that might fit us a bit better outside of Bedford, we simply made more room in the little house we lived in.
Then one day, a house that would fit us all went up for sale in Bedford. And we were given the opportunity to stay in the city we loved. And that is exactly what we did.
Bedford is a place that our whole family feels comfortable living in. Bedford has all the benefits of a small town with all of the access to the big city. The people here are solid, down to earth people with good values and who are good neighbors. There is nowhere else my husband and I could imagine would be better to raise our children.
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