We are back in our house at last! Words cannot describe what a great feeling it is. Life has been a roller coaster since the fire with many ups and downs and sometimes just holding on for the ride, but it is so nice to be moving on.
Yesterday American Mobile Home came to take the mobile home away. We had emptied it and cleaned it and it was time for it to go. It was a bittersweet feeling to watch it pull away. It’s a great step ahead in our journey, but no matter how hot or cramped or small the mobile home was, we still called it home for 6 months. We cheered when it came so we could all be together as a family again. It was a place of rest after a long day of working on the house, a place to eat together, even a place where Eli could squeeze in sleep-overs with his cousins. It gave us a sense of normalcy, especially after walking into the house and seeing all the work that had to be done and the smoke smell that permeated everything. It allowed us to stay and take care of our animals and be close to everything that was important to us. Home is really where your family is and the mobile home was home.
Now it’s time to enjoy our house again! There is lots to be done still. There is sorting and cleaning and going through everything in the containers but it is a new chapter in our journey and someday we will look back at the time in our life when everything changed.
We are so grateful for all the family and friends who have walked the journey with us and helped us every step of the way. We are so lucky to have such a great family and friends and a great caring community. It’s been a lot of hard work but it’s nice be back in our forever home again.