3 months ago

TURNING OUR HOUSE INTO A HOME

 

A few days ago, I woke up earlier than usual. I couldn’t recall what time it was then, but Slater was still sound asleep beside me. I looked at my husband and smiled. How lucky are we to find so much love and comfort in each other? They say the hardest years of marriage are the first two, but these past few months have been nothing but joy. Staring at him gave me an odd but satisfying sense of contentment.

I tried to go back to sleep, but my mind was wide awake. I tried to move as quietly as I could as I got myself out of bed. Moving to the window, I snatched a quick peek outside and could see a few rays of the sun piercing through the beautiful greyish sky.

I went outside our room and headed towards the kitchen. The entire house was so quiet, I could hear myself breathing. The floor tiles were cold against my bare feet, and I could feel the morning dew on my skin. I tried to interpret what I was feeling at that very moment. Obviously emotional, and ready to soak up the calmness of the morning.

Every corner of the house I set my eyes to- I remember every tiny detail. The story and struggle behind every single item- why and how it turned up the way it did.

 

Slater and I thought, fought, argued, agreed, settled and compromised on everything in this house – from the heaviest, biggest pieces of furniture, to the smallest, daintiest knobs. The colors and textures, the feel and ambiance the whole house created- all of these were born out of our vision and our collaborative effort as husband and wife. This house was our dream. A place we could finally call our own. It’s a culmination of two people creating a space to become one. Deep, but that’s honestly what I felt.

 

It’s surreal. We’ve lived here for a few months now, but I still get goosebumps every time I think about it. Life has a funny way of bringing people together and surprising you. It has a funny way of making you dream about your future and slowly building you up to get there.

 

Although our house is far from finished, it feels so much like home to me already. We’ve gone through so much building it- from saving up, to trying to finish within our short 10-month timeline, from learning things about each other that we never knew to make a million decisions together all of sudden. It wasn’t the easiest journey, but it made the destination so much sweeter.

I never thought I could love a place as much as I love a person. Maybe there really is something magical about finding love in your own home. Or maybe love and home is just the same wonderful thing.

28 Responses

  1. Ahh! So much feels! I feel the same way sometimes and always thankful for everything.. im excited to see you both add little one into your new home!

  2. I felt every word Miss Kryz. Thank You for being such an inspiration to me everyday despite the struggle I encounter in adulthood. I pray for more love for the both of you. Too a happy marriage.

  3. So much feels and goosebumps while reading this blog. I wish i could also find the kind of love you and Slater have. So excited to see more vlogs and adventures in your #skykitchen. Haha. Thank you for sharing this. This blog radiates positivity.

  4. Aggggh! Relationship Goals kaayo mong duha ayyy😍😍 Godbless sa inyong marriage and stay happy always ❤️ Grabe kanindot sa #skypod 💯 You guys inspired so many couples outhere 😊

  5. If the #skypod is already done please make a compilation of before and after videos. Happy for you and Slater ♥

  6. Woke up early today. And when I check my IG, I saw your story and direct me to this blog. While reading your blog, I started to reminisce all the memories of me and my husband for the last 7 months (we got married last December 2018 😊) My heart is full. So much feels on your blog Ms. Kryz. 💕💕

    Truly it is surreal. 🥰

    I quote “It’s surreal. We’ve lived here for a few months now, but I still get goosebumps every time I think about it. Life has a funny way of bringing people together and surprising you. It has a funny way of making you dream about your future and slowly building you up to get there.”

  7. Thanks for sharing your reflections on the first year of your marriage…you put into words that kind of feeling i had 31 years ago….and still having the feeling of gratitude to the Lord GOd almighty for the sanctity of married life.. We’re blessed with two kids..who are now both trying to find their own place in the career service..my wish and i pray that my son will soon meet his own krizzy and my daughter with het slater… You’re an inspiration to us being parents of young adults..

  8. I know exactly what you meant., tha’s how I felt on my first year of being married and 7 years later I feel the same way towards my husband. Love is beautiful!❤️❤️❤️

  9. Awww love this personal post! Tbh, I really luuuv the way you style yourself and be as you areee and I can feel that vibe through the snippets of the house youve build! Love how its soaesthetically beautiful yet so liveable and cozy thankful for the inspo youve been spreading our way! God bless you!

  10. There is no perfect couple but being together with someone you love and love you back is already perfect. I see both of you ground each other that’s why you’re perfect together. Always put smile in each other face whatever situation you have, magically you will feel the red string attached on both of you and whatever ever happened you will hang on that string cause you know on the other end it will make you smile.

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