After three long (heartbreaking) years of looking for a new home, we have finally come across a candidate that feels like a dream come true.
Even though my entire inner world was shouting “Yes!” with glee, it is by no means a sure thing. There are Other People in the running. The decision is not up to us. And my credit report looks spotty from processing delays with Student Loan holders and trying to implement the appropriate payment plans. I don’t want these things to stand in our way, but the path is not totally clear.
So this is where you come in. Would you take a second right now, and close your eyes? Well, not yet…please keep reading. Close your eyes and send out a wish…a prayer…a blessing. Nothing big. The simpler the better. As long as it is heartfelt, and speaks to us finally nestling into the home of our dreams. Imagine Fern on a grassy hillside, looking out over the fields and hills of Petaluma, as she swings through knee high grass and a train with a bright red caboose chugs by softly in the distance. Imagine 1000 sq ft of optimal space to garden, on the side of the most perfectly quaint cottage built in 1915 (it has a root cellar already built in!). Imagine a picnic table in our new front yard, where we can celebrate Fern’s 3rd birthday in September. Imagine our hearts, glowing and buoyant from finally being able to say “We’re Home”.
Are you ready? One….two….three…make a wish!
If you have a hard time getting in the mood, just give this a listen. When you stop sniffling, save enough breath to wish upon a star.
(Thanks Gianna. Muah!)