January 23, 2011 § 1 Comment
Today, Trav and I had a Moment.
Since we are both engineers (different fields), we tend to have…err… “discussions” about who is more right or who is definitely wrong. He likes things a certain way, and I have my own unique tastes. But today…today, we actually agreed on something that we’ve never really discussed before: Home Decor.
It might sound ridiculous to you…but this Moment is actually pretty significant.
We saw It in one of my favourite home decor stores. He didn’t really want to go in at first, because everything is a bit pricey in there…but as we wandered around, browsing shelf after shelf of odds and ends, we stumbled upon one of the most beautiful tables we’ve ever seen.
It was at the back of the store, nestled between a bedroom dresser and a buffet table. We blinked. We both shuffled over to it. And yes, at the same time, we ran our hands over the solid pine.
“I like this. A lot.”
And then silence.
“I am going to buy this table.”
Trav never says things like this. He usually hems and haws over an item fully before committing to any kind of purchase. It’s a little frustrating, but it keeps me in check. Hahaaaaah…no, it’s frustrating.
Anyway, we didn’t end up buying the table because really, we didn’t have $750 to spend, and we didn’t have anywhere to put it. But we REALLY. LOVED. THIS. TABLE. We loved it so much that we made it our mission to find matching pieces…a side table, a china cabinet, matching chairs, matching dinnerware…holy Hannah we almost died with excitement.
After we came back to earth, we realized that everything would have to wait. And it broke our hearts because we REALLY. LOVED. THIS. TABLE. We loved that it was solid (reclaimed) pine (real wood!!!). We loved its rustic charm. We loved that the legs could detach from the table. We loved the unique details, the chairs, and the fact that there were other pieces just like it. I’m pretty sure we forgot to breathe.
And then he said, “Leah, don’t ever bring me in here again.”
A victorious cheer exploded in my mind. I love this man, and I love that he loves this table. I love that this table screams “LEAH AND TRAVIS FOREVERS!!!” and that one day, we can give it to our kids as a worthy heirloom piece that doesn’t shame us…an heirloom that screams “LEAH AND TRAVIS FOREVERS AND EVERS!!!”
(Wow. I sound like a freak.)
We left the store quickly before things got even more out of hand. It was cold outside, and for a second, we forgot about the table. But on the way home, that’s all we talked about. And that’s when I realized that I could have a home with this man. A home that really defines the both of us…not just me, and not just him. We found something we really loved together, and it made us excited for the future. Sure, it was just a dining table, but the discovery was something we haven’t experienced for a while.
We may not have the table (yet), but we have our love for each other, and this idea of a home…and for one afternoon, there was a glimmer of hope that our home wouldn’t be covered in deer heads, mud, and camo.
Have you ever had A Moment that totally changed your perspective on someone or something?