Yesterday, a year ago we took possession of our apartment. Though we were already the owners about a month before, we actually recognize this date as 'the official date' of owning it. Something much more tangible, to be able to walk through the front door rather than holding a piece of paper that has your name written down in the owner box.
The lady who sold us the apartment greeted us with the sweetest words: 'welcome to your home!'
And at home we were, finally.