We took a second tour of the house we will be buying. The first time we hadn’t even been accepted into the Habitat program yet, so I just made a quick run through to get the general idea. I guarded myself very carefully against getting attached at all.
On the second trip through, months later, everything is far better than I remembered it, and I let myself fall in love. A place in my heart that has ached for a place to call its own, to baby and cultivate and treasure through the years, has been healed.
Like an extra huge surprise present on a birthday that is already bigger than you’d ever hoped for, there is a dishwasher in the kitchen.
If I weren’t such a gasbag, I’d be speechless.