Laticia: Realizing Dreams
Over the years, I've realized many dreams, like putting myself through and graduating college, buying a new car, earning a Masters degree, finding a job that I love, going to Hawaii, etc. At the time, each of those achievements seemed pretty big, especially the college-related ones. But the biggest dream I've realized in my life has been, without a doubt, becoming debt-free and finally owning a home in San Diego...and with that dream, another one followed shortly thereafter...
By the grace of God, I realized a HUGE dream about 20 months ago when I bought my first house in San Diego...something I NEVER thought I'd be able to do! This house is truly God's house. If you want to see how escrow went for me and read about some of the "fun" I had with my homebuying experience, checkout this blog I created just for it: http://sdbeachgirlmoveseast.blogspot.com/
As it was happening, it didn't feel real, and I was kind of afraid of waking up from this dream I was having. I think it finally sunk in when I had my first major repair last year when my water main had some leaks (not just one!) and I ended up replacing the PVC piping with copper (Thank you Matthew!!). Yeah, that was a big dose of reality...welcome to home ownership, right?! Nevertheless, I still have days when I can't believe I actually got out of that little apartment in PB and bought a house...with an oceanview!!...and a yard!...which led me to realize another dream...
God is sooo good! Just two months after I'd moved into my new home, I had the opportunity to realize yet another dream! Of owning a doggie! And not just any doggie...a boxer puppy! Coincidentally, as I was going into escrow, my tennis instructor's Mom's boxer had a litter of (12!) puppies, and he kept reminding me of this at every lesson (He knew I eventually wanted to get a boxer, and he also knew I was buying a house with a yard). Finally, in December, when he said they had three left, and one was a girl that I "would fall in love with," I gave in and decided to meet her. I believe it was after he tagged me in Facebook with this picture:
The Puppy :)
|Will you love me?|
Needless to say, on December 30, 2010, I became a first-time pet parent, and I believe I have given her a fantastic home and the kind of life any doggie could ask for! Her name is Sophie, and she kinda rules the house...lol...She even has her own Facebook page :)
I absolutely could not wait to get a house so I could get my very own dog...and it's taken awhile to get used to the idea that she's MINE and not borrowed! I love my baby girl Sophie so much! And there isn't a day that goes by that I don't look at this adorably sweet bundle of unconditional love, and thank God for her...and say to myself (or Matthew!) "I LOVE having a doggie!" (By the way, Matthew adores her, and they have a very special bond between them.)
|Did you just say "TREAT?!"|