Some days I hesitate to say what I think . . rarely, but it does happen. 🙂 I never want anyone to think we have no problems in our life – we do have little issues from time to time. Every now and then, we have big issues but so far, we’ve worked through them but lately, things have been so good, but yesterday, I kinda felt like it was the best day we’ve had in forever.
We had picked Addie up on Wednesday so she’s been here a couple of nights. Nicole was off yesterday so she drove over yesterday morning. I had a turkey breast I had brought from Texas so I roasted that, made dressing, let Addie choose another vegetable. She picked those nasty little canned peas. She said “If you don’t like them, why did you buy them?” and I told her I use them in Rita’s food so now she thinks we were eating dog food and she’ll probably never eat them again.
After we ate, Nicole and Addie went to Addie’s room and took a nap. I told Vince – this is what family is all about. They come and eat and then they feel comfortable enough to go take a nap. Addie went back home with Nicole because they have some school related things to do next week.
Later, the people we bought the house from came by. They are such nice people. The more we talked to them, and the more they told us about extra things they did in the house, the more we love this place. He was telling Vince that when they talked to a realtor, she told him that the first thing someone would do was come in and paint the cabinets and it made them kinda sad. When you sell a house, you’re really done with it and have no say but still . . I remember when people painted my purple house blue and I wanted to go ask them what on earth were they thinking . . but didn’t.
Vince told him the cabinets would never get painted as long as we live here because I wouldn’t even consider a house with painted cabinets (except I have one in Texas). Every morning while in MO, I walk into that kitchen and am so thankful for the space and the cabinets, and the double ovens, and for being so close to Addie, and for being in a place where Vince is comfortable and happy.
There were some questions about the house that Vince had and they answered everything to our satisfaction. We got in bed last night and Vince . . who had once said “I’m not moving back to Missouri – I don’t care if they’re GIVING away houses” said: To have gotten this house at this time from these people – it all feels so right. And it does and right now, I feel so blessed.
I complained way too much about being so far from Chad, Nicole and Addie but to get this place, and have it be a place where Vince can be happy . . I can finally say it was worth the wait.