How else will I call it but that?
My attempt to build up a house of my own I had aptly labelled Dream 2015. It happened as dreamed.
It took me five months waiting and toiling for its realization. It was doubly taxing than anticipated. The cost increased, at least twice, from the original we had set. I had to spend extra too completing the project beyond the structural cost. Additional works included landscaping and customizing design and fabrication of furniture, from dining set to the small sofa and bed. Everything was worth it: from the comfort room’s accessories to pin lights and high-ceiling chandelier and nice, color-coordinated Roman blinds.
I chose minimalist house decors. The paintings are both abstract-geometric and autumn-colors inspired. I have small plants displayed along the cute corners of my kitchen window. I have neutral-colored masks as displays in my attic room. The porch has an accidental accent in the form of an old poso or deep well. Also, I love the lanai seen through wide sliding glass doors and adorned by bamboo poles used as wall accents.
We had a simple housewarming and family gathering to celebrate the birth of this new home a few days before Christmas. I invited our parish priest to bless it with prayers, focusing on a small altar where a cute image of an angel acts like a guard on the way up via the 16-step wooden stairs. This home is now a testimony of hard work I had given to bring this dream into reality. It is small, but it has everything I truly want for a house: a small library at the living area; a reading nook at the second floor attic; a study desk in my room; and a cool balcony where I can see my siblings’ houses from a vantage point and feel fresh air when I need to unwind. The house has wide windows, one of which overlooking the kitchen from the attic. It has all that I adore in a house: wood, bricks, some stone works, lamp posts as exterior accents, a reading corner with a direct overlooking view of the kitchen area.
I love this Dream 2015! A great gift from Him. A blessing I never knew I am deserving of getting. Thanks a lot, Dear God, from the bottom of this well-rubbed heart. May You continue to bless this home with all the reasons for us to be happy, peaceful, and healthy!
So dream on I will. I know this is only the beginning of greater dreams I must nurture and believe in. With God’s help, I will be able to realize them one after the other.
(NOTE: Complete photos of this home are uploaded as series of albums in my FB account.)