Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Feeling Like Home

After loading what I thought we couldn't live without back into my car, we were off to our new living space on Sunday. Based on the description from the organization's website, I knew a little of what to expect, but was kind of blown away by what I saw when I walked through the door. Nestled away on its own floor lies an inviting dorm-like space. Its like a private family loft. A huge living room area with enough space for 5 families to settle in for a movie, a cute little kitchenette, a nice sized kids space with library, toys, tables and chairs, a computer and study room, AND a laundry room. Everything we need all in one space!

And our room?


Its amazing! We have tons of space for our things, comfy beds - no more sleeping all bunched up on a couch, and our own private bathroom! This place is like heaven for a homeless family. While I am still a little on edge, you know, a bunch of newness all at once with meeting 4 new families and learning the break down of the rules and regulations and getting into new routines, BUT, I see this space, this facility, this opportunity as one that will aid in our recovery from this stage in our lives. The staff have made it clear that they are there to help us as long as we are willing to stay in the fight. I'm ready!

Here's how we've settled into our new space thus far...

This is what my bed looked like on our first night. Borrowed linens comfort!

But, a new pillow and linens from "home" always will!

Emma's first night included a little more familiarity

And we took it a step further by bringing in the new Princess and the Frog bedding she got for Christmas!

And for her second night... She slept like royalty!

What newness have you taken on this week?


  1. I'm so glad for you! You and your daughter are in my prayers. Some say there is always a storm before the rainbow... your rainbow is coming soon!

  2. I'm so happy for you :) Woo Hoo! Keep up the good work. You will make it ^_^

  3. Thanks ladies. We are moving right along =).

  4. ::Big smiles:: New for me? Luckily, not too much-you know I'm better with middles, than beginnings and endings.

    You ladies are doing it up! I'm so excited for you.

  5. congrats to you two. I am so happy for you and Emma. Your joyous words almost bought tears to my eyes.

  6. @ T: Yes, middles are much more comfortable!

    @ Janelle: Aww, thanks!

  7. Good for you Barbara! Don't get too comfy though, bigger and better is just over the hill.

  8. Congrats! I am so happy for you. I am going to keep praying for you.

  9. Awwwww!!! I didn't see these pictures!!! It's home! I'm so happy for you and Ms. Emma. I KNOW you're tired of hearing that, but I simply can't stop saying it. You have waited so long and been so patient and it all paid off. I love it!

    You ain't grown! LOL!

    Love ya!

  10. Yes ma'am, we settled in just a little bit. Enough to be comfortable, which what I/we really need right now. AND, this process might move faster than I initially thought. We'll see.

    Love you too!