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The First Trip Home

Homes are at the very center of some of our most cherished memories. As Tom Selleck puts it in the most recent Coldwell Banker TV commercial that debuted during the Oscars, your home is “something larger than the lawn that leads up to it, wider than the walls that contain it and greater than the sum of numbers painted on the curb.

The following is a guest post from Evan Jordan.

Homes are at the very center of some of our most cherished memories. As Tom Selleck puts it in the most recent Coldwell Banker TV commercial that debuted during the Oscars, your home is “something larger than the lawn that leads up to it, wider than the walls that contain it and greater than the sum of numbers painted on the curb.

My favorite memories have less to do with how many rooms my home had and more to do with what happened inside those rooms. My parents would always take a picture of me and my siblings on our front porch before the first day of a new school year. I can still remember most of those pictures, and I still remember my birthday party when my parents transformed our backyard into a carnival.

These and other childhood memories of my home are all etched into my memory, but when it comes to my most cherished home memory, it has to be bringing my sons home from the hospital after they were born. Naturally, this video collage of parents getting their newborns ready to go home from the hospital quickly caught my attention.

I couldn’t wait to bring my boys home after each of them was born, and I couldn’t help but share the joy in the parents’ voices when they announced “we’re going home.” Holding my kids for the first time, I wanted to give them the world. I wanted them to have everything they ever wanted, and I wanted to give it to them in our home. A place where they could grow, learn and be loved. A place where we would build our lives together on happy memories. A place they could call home.

So while square footage will always be important in a home, this video reminds me that it was really four little baby feet that had the biggest impact on my home, and it started the second they came through the door.

Husband. Father. Socializer. Mets Lifer. TV Afficianado. Consumer Engager.

David Marine is the Vice President of Brand Engagement for Coldwell Banker where he oversees the brand’s content strategy including acting as managing editor for the Coldwell Banker blog and heading up video production efforts. While Vice President by day, David runs a three ring circus at night as he is the father of 4 boys. He also happens to be married to Wonder Woman. True story.

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