After dating for a few months, they decided to move in together. They were spending every night together anyway…so why not? Plus she was from divorced parents and was not going to marry anyone without living with them first. She felt that anyone can be on their best behavior for a weekend or two…but it’s a whole different ballgame living together all the time.
Over the summer they found the perfect apartment. It was a cute little one-bedroom above a ceramics shop in a cute little town halfway between her college and his work. They were so excited. She could hardly wait. He was going to move in first because she had to finish out the semester living at her sorority house. She had to make one of those paper chains she used to make when she was little to count down the days until Christmas because she couldn’t wait to move in with him.
Finally, the paper chains were all gone and it was time to move in. He was at work the first night she was there. She drove from school and carried her stuff upstairs. Most of her stuff was already there, but there were a few things she still needed to move in.
She walked in and saw flowers on the kitchen table with a card. He was so thoughtful and romantic. The flowers were beautiful…but card made her heart swell. It was a picture of one chair on a table on the front…and then two chairs at a table on the inside.
It read “Once there was me….now it is we.”