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Yours, mine and ours: Merging lives and things

As married couples since the dawn of time have learned, getting married means merging lives, things and families.

I learned this and continue to learn this every day. When I started packing up my apartment before fully moving to my husband’s farm in November, I realized I have a lot of stuff.

My love of photography and travel has made it's way into the living room.

My love of photography and travel has made it’s way into the living room.

Stuff that may or may not fit into my new home. I ended up purging or giving away things that shouldn’t make the move.

When all of the items I was going to keep made the final move, I realized I still had several items that might not be appreciated by my husband. Those things have now taken up residence in my office/Katie’s space. Although my husband comes in this room, it is my space where I have memories and items that I still can’t seem to leave behind.

This hangs in our living room. Behind the "B" our names, Katie & Rodney Borkowski, is repeated over and over.

This hangs in our living room. Behind the “B” our names, Katie & Rodney Borkowski, is repeated over and over.

The rest of the house is made up of my things, his things and our items that were given to us for the wedding or items we purchased or picked out together.

The house is really now a combination of his, mine and ours. It is our home!!

When it comes to our lives, we have and will continue to get to know each others family and friends.  In the long run, we have only known each other for 19 months, so it will take time to get everyone straight.

Then there is the topic of getting used to having another person around all the time and learning their habits and quirks. I have my share and so does he, but I think we are adjusting pretty well so far. God bless, Rodney for putting up with me!

For all those who read this, please keep us and our marriage in your prayers.

The picture on the wall is a view of our farm.

The picture on the wall is a view of our farm.

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