I Am Home
I've been saving this blog post since the fall and things have certainly changed since I took these pictures but I still wanted to share our new home.
This is a special one for me, and for multiple reasons. If you've been around for a while then you would already know that up until last June, I was a divorced single mom. Since that time of being divorced the word "home" has had a certain kind of impact on me... from the moment I knew I was getting a divorce and literally needed to walk home, feeling incapable of doing so under the crushing reality I had just realized; to the year following, when I was finally able to sit down and bring to process it through writing my song, "Tired Eyes", where I talk about losing that feeling of home and being unsure of when I would find it again.
My divorce was not an easy one, and it left me feeling lost and unsure of what the future would hold. I was kicked out of my home, and the feeling of not having a place to call my own was overwhelming. It's easy to feel trapped in those situations, but I didn't allow my circumstances define me, even though there were plenty of times I wanted to.
Besides the obvious challenges that come with divorce, I was also working up against an array of unique challenges - which many of us often do. I had my sleep disorder, the pandemic, trauma, and dating all thrown in which created what felt like an impossible mix. I felt beyond blessed when I truly miraculously was offered a job at Verijet. After about a year of working there, it would allow me to purchase a home. It was not an easy feat, especially with the insanity of the market in February of 2022, but I didn't give up. I was determined to provide a place where my boys and I could feel safe and secure.
It was a sudden and quick process, but one that also felt incredible meant to be. In fact, the process began unintentionally as I was randomly called by a realtor for a house I had saved looking at for fun with no intention of moving months prior. Then I began looking casually when I was hit with this scripture from Come Follow Me:
Long story short, I was able to purchase a home for my family. It was an emotional moment for me, and I knew that from the moment I wasn't sure how I was going to physically walk home after realizing I was getting a divorce to the time I was able to purchase my home last year, God had walked me every step of the way... He walked me home. My boys and I finally had a place to call our own, and it was an incredible feeling.
The process of buying a home as a single parent was not easy, but it was worth it. It gave me a sense of pride and accomplishment that I never thought I would experience. I was able to provide a stable and secure home for my boys, and that meant everything to me.
Now, my home is not just mine and my boys', but also my husband's, as we have started our family with the boys. It's a place where we make memories, and where we can always feel safe and loved. It's a place that we are proud to call our own, and it will always hold a special place in my heart.
If you are a single parent going through a difficult time, don't give up on your dreams of homeownership. It may seem impossible at times, but with hard work, perseverance, and the added strength from God, you can achieve anything. And when you finally have that place to call home, it will be worth all of the struggles and challenges that you faced along the way.