Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return. - Mary Jean Iron

Monday, October 4, 2010

Home Sweet Sweet Home

Two weeks have passed and we laugh at how much we have grown in such a short time. Can we just throw it out there that purchasing a home is no easy feat...and at times (over the past 2 weeks), we thought that it might just be impossible at this point in our lives. However, after an exhausting number of phone calls (with some rather nasty words exchanged), signing our life and future children's lives away, and many moments of feeling defeated, we were handed the precious keys to our new home on Sept 30th.

Balancing the stress of two full-time grad school schedules and purchasing a new home, all while having to pack up and move out of our beloved rental, was a bit more than our 25 and 27 year old minds could tolerate. Many tears were shed and expletives shouted, but somehow it has made the joy of completion even sweeter.

I realized a lot of things about myself through the being that I have some sort of mental block towards asking for help. In spite of my insistence that Adam and I were fine and would get the packing, moving, cleaning, etc. taken care of, our friends insisted on being there for us. Last Thursday, we skipped class (a big no no in PT school) and bonded over the smell of pinesol, ammonia, and windex as we tried to make the deadline of our inspection.

We scrubbed nasty floors. We vacuumed up cobwebs. We ate cold pizza. We danced to Glee. We dodged the rain. We had a hell of a lot of fun.

I will post more pictures soon, but for is our new adventure.


MLC said...

You know I'm always here for you...for when you finally say yes :) So glad we could help! love you! Mary

Beth said...

It's SO adorable Maggie!! Congrats on owning your first home (something we still have not tackled)! :) It looks so cozy and inviting...can't wait to see more!

deni said...

We are really happy for you and can't wait to see it. am super proud of you and adam. love, xo

*holly. said...

Such a sweet story, and even sweeter new home! Just finished reading through your's lovely. Hope y'all are doing well. Greg was wondering what area of DV y'all bought the house? We'll actually be visiting DC next month (very quick trip) because Greg could potentially be going to school there next year. If that ends up happening, I'll be in touch again ; )

Merry Christmas!


*holly. said...

DC not DV... oops!