To my surprise there was more done than I expected. We have windows! Okay, now it looks like a home. So much so that I was half willing to grab Copper's stinky hairy blanket from the back of my car and make due with the hard floor. I was mentally planning sleepovers and movie nights, dinner parties and luncheons. I never want to leave!
That is until Justin reminded me that there's laws against sleeping in a zone "under construction" and if we were caught they would tear the whole house down and we would die in jail. Okay, maybe he didn't say that last part, but it did cross my mind. Either way, I wasn't willing to chance it.
To suffice my excitement he suggested the next best thing
I told our guests that I was sorry but I didn't have time to mop or dust.
Unfortunately this only encouraged my impatience to be here. Although I'll take whatever I can get and enjoy these moments for what they are and what they mean beyond just today.
I've learned over the years to make due with my circumstances. That fancy stuff isn't what makes your occasion special. It's the idea that your living and sharing and enjoying the simplest of things, making memories and treasures that go beyond our life here. And underneath all the dust and grime it's the foundation of your family that stands out the most, that decides the joy in your life and laughter too.