It came together completely randomly and in many ways, for many reasons, I initally fought it. But Mr. Handsome insisted it was the right house for us and I followed his lead. We were so excited.
This was the place where our marriage would bloom and hopefully the place where our children will be born. It is a three-story townhouse, with just under 3,000 square feet, on a tiny almost-4,000 square foot lot (which is like 9% of an acre ... so yeah). There are 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a 2 car garage, and 1 adorable small outdoor patio.
We couldn't wait to get out of rental and into our very own home. Due to some small renovations and a horrible snow storm, we didn't move in for a few weeks. It was torture to own a home but not be able to live in it! Our first night in the house wasn't until February 6, 2016.
Buying a home was a such a big, scary unknown for me and while I really liked this house, I knew I would never feel totally ready to make such a commitment. So, I had to rely on Mr. Handsome's assurance that this was "the one." And, he was right. This is totally the right house for us.
I finally feel like I have some roots. That I, and our family, have somewhere from which to grow. I still come home some days and think, "Really? This is MY home. I never have to leave unless I choose to." Being in power of that choice for the first time ever is an overwhelming feeling.
Or, sometimes, I'll be walking around the house and think about how I'd like to change something and then I think, "And I CAN do that if I so choose." I always had grand ideas for each rental that I lived in, but I knew those dreams would never happen. But now, they can! They are possible. And that possibility is a powerful feeling.
Finally, I'm here.
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