People say I am crazy for buying a cottage with one of my best friends. “It was to much money”, “it’s not worth it”, “it will ruin our friendship”…I have heard every negative thing possible.
What people don’t understand is that it was not to much money – it was fairly cheap for a place you can basically live in for 6 months a year.
It was 100% worth it. I spend most weekends up there plus a week or two each summer. I tan, I have amazing times with my friends, I swim, I go boating and I get a lot of reading done. If I was at home all summer I would be doing nothing – not being social that’s for sure. I’d be on my couch watching TV and movies.
Finally – and this is a big one – it has not even come close to ruining my friendship with K, if anything we are closer because we are together most weekends for half a year. We have fun, we laugh, we bicker and we tease her husband – a lot…if anything I am surprised he hasn’t killed one or both of us!
The best thing is that I get to spend a lot of time with her two children C and M. It gives me a picture of what it will be like when I bring my child home from Haiti and introduce him or her to cottage living.
We all went on a boat ride Saturday afternoon and watching K hold M in her arms while we sped through Lake Seymour into Rice Lake I could almost feel my child wrapped in my own arms giggling as the water sprayed onto us whenever we hit a bump. When we stopped to fish for a few minutes I sat on the back of the boat with M dipping our feet in the water comparing toe nail colours (she had pink, I had purple). I so desperately was yearning for my own child in those moments it was almost over whelming. Bringing my little one home is something I constantly day dream about…I know there will be a lot of tough times…times when I doubt myself and my abilities, but those times when I hear a laugh or see a smile – those will be the times that are worth it. I can’t wait to blog about THOSE times. To let you all in on this amazing little person who will change my world in the most epic way possible.
Having this cottage is going to allow me to give my kid memories that will last their lifetime. Some of my favourite childhood memories exist at my aunts trailer – and we were only there two weeks a year! Imagine the possibilities when they are up north for days and sometimes weeks at a time!? My blog and Project Life albums will be so much more vivid and exciting!!