An Elusive Dream Finally Reality

       My husband and I have been married for almost seven years and have a wonderful relationship with many adventures.  We have lived in San Francisco and now reside in Los Angeles where we are the proud parents of a three year old.  Ever since we became pregnant with our son we had this incredible desire to find a home for him and our little family.  I don't know what it is about children that makes you want to deepen your roots and establish this sense of belonging.  Unfortunately this happened to be one of the worst times when it came to buying a home.  We live in one of the most expensive cities and even though my husband has a great job and sense of security and I have the luxury of being a stay at home mom we couldn't afford to buy a house at the time without falling for those loans that are causing so many to lose their homes.  So we waited and dreamed.  At times we even considered just packing a leaving for another state just so we could have this sense of home that was eluding us.  Don't get me wrong we live in a great neighborhood in a wonderful apartment that is walking distance to quaint shops and dining but it never felt like ours because we didn't own a home.  And we couldn't leave because we have wonderful parents and relatives who would miss us dearly and who we feel like are great influences in the way our child is growing up.  He has this unique sense of community where he is loved and cared for and we didn't think we could take him away from all that for a home. 

So finally today we are going to go and sign the papers to our home.  With the turn of the market and the help of our parents we are able to buy a nice two story house in a great neighborhood with wonderful schools.  Today I truly feel like an adult.  I had no idea that this lack of a home was keeping me from feeling this sense of adulthood and responsibility.  I'm so incredibly happy and nervous at the same time.  I know this is where we belong and my son will establish memories that we can recount when he is older and it will be all tied to this house.   Someday the walls will tell our story and hopefully we will grow old there and be able to look every which way and remember how our little boy grew into a man.  I am elated and had this strong urge to record the way I feel ( especially for those moments when something breaks or starts leaking and I have to shell out a whole bunch of cash to fix it). 

TinaGirl TinaGirl
26-30, F
Feb 27, 2009