I ended up staying in Ohio longer than I had originally planned. My adopted mom needed help getting some medical things lined up and I am so glad I had more time to spend with Matt. We went to Winterfair which has always been one of my favorite things to do in Columbus. Matt bought me some very nice pieces of jewelry.
We also celebrated Christmas all week long. There were enough gifts that we each opened at least one a day. Matt went overboard and showered me with more jewelry – necklace and earring sets, and several other gifts. He loved the bracelet I got him which was the one gift I was the most excited about giving him.
The best part was spending so much time with him in his home. It felt so natural and easy. I’ve been living on my own for ten years so I was somewhat nervous and apprehensive about whether or not I would adapt, and it ended up feeling very natural which surprised me at first but was very much welcomed and refreshing.