I’ve always thought it was in poor taste to write blog posts about things you just bought–unless it’s a house. New houses are one of those momentous life events that have more to them than basic acquisitiveness. So I don’t think it’s a bad idea to chronicle that journey. And I also don’t mind the posts where folks who’ve blogged about a series of car problems or appliance woes or computer ails then give you a happy ending by telling you about their new car or their replacement washer. Or how they finally switched from a PC to a Mac.
But the posts some folks do about how they got this or that piece of technology have often struck me as a bit sideways.
I may have to revisit that theory, though, now that I’m writing this post. We’ve recently made a couple of major purchases. I’m writing about it not to brag that we did it but to explain to folks who don’t do things the all-cash way what a glorious feeling it is to have saved up for something for HALF A DECADE and finally get it. And when you’ve got it to know that it’s all yours and no finance company can take it away. And you don’t have to regret it once a month when the bill comes from the credit card company.
And most of all, how great it is to finally see one of your plans work out after years of having all your plans seem to crash and burn–if they even took off briefly at all.
I’m so proud of my husband for all the work he put into this thing, and so pleased with the result.
I’m so grateful to God and our family and friends who all supported us during the hard times. I can’t have these good times without being reminded constantly of how we would not have this level of joy in our lives if it weren’t for the people we’ve leaned on.
These tangible things could be lost tomorrow but the feeling of satisfaction we’ve got at having accomplished a goal, made it across a sort of finish line, will never go away. And that’s what I’m happiest about.