Three Years Ago.
Three years ago we signed up for this. I know it's material, and many don't get it but it's something we've poured three years of our life into. Our life together, our emotions - both good and bad - our livelihoods, and our time. We've been fortunate to have folks who have lent a hand or a kind word, and others who have understood our absences. It's a house, it's not living or breathing but it's going to be a part of us forever. Not the material parts of it but the work, the persistence, patience, and the responsibility and fight to finish. It's doesn't change unless we do it. It doesn't move forward unless we spend the time to make it. Chase's motivation keeps me moving, his mind stays focused, and he gives me grace when I fall short of both. This progress wouldn't be possible without him. I know it's just a house, but it's something we started, and it won't end without us. It has shaped us as a couple, and I know along the rest of our lives things will continue to do the same, but being in this together gives me hope the other battles we will figure out too. We will break, then bend and come around at the end of it all. It will be our home someday. Where we hope to raise a family, to watch the world change, and to just live.
April 15th, 2017