Home!! We have a HOME!! After about 100 days in the King Salmon shelter and then 141 days at the shelter here in Kenai, 684 days since my beloved husband, Segundo, had died, we finally had a home. We were finally successfully getting back on our feet.
Our own home!! No sharing our living space with others. No one trying to control our lives. No walking on egg shells. My rules, my space, my home…OUR HOME!!
What an absolutely glorious feeling! We now have a two-story two bedroom town home. Our new home is located within easy walking distance of everything but still away from any busy streets that could cause safety issues for the girls. A beautiful cul de sac which reduces the likeliness of cars speeding by. We have a back yard with a view of trees. Real trees not like the bushes back on the Yukon LOL.
The girls have their own room and I have my own room 😀 This is the first time Cecelia and Glenna have their own room. Cecelia has always shared a room with me ever since the day she was born so she’s having to learn to sleep in her own room. Thus far she’s learning but it’s a long and slow process. But I don’t mind all that much because I now have a full-size bed so there’s always room for a snuggly little girl and her stuffed puppy ;-D
Our lives have changed so much this past couple of years. We, Cece, Segundo and I, were living happily in Nunam Iqua. We had our little house there. We were off the road system, we did lots of fishing, hunting and gathering. We didn’t have running water, we used a honey bucket and traveled 12-25 miles up river to get our groceries and sometimes our fuel. Life was good although it wasn’t easy, we were expecting our second child, we were happpy.
Now we are again happy having survived more hardships than I’d like to recall. We still number three but of course the dynamic has changed for now it is just me and my girls. Everything is so different we have a much larger home with running water, flush toilet, dishwasher, washer/dryer, etc. We can walk to the store, we are on the road system. There is tons of services to help Cecelia with her special needs and also support services for me too.
Although we are moving forward without our beloved Segundo we are moving forward. Sometimes I sit and wonder what it would be like if Segundo were here with us but then I realize that we wouldn’t be here if Segundo was still with us. Although it is quite easy to imagine him here with us.
So we now have a home that is just ours. Thanks to donations from friends and strangers , via the shelter, we have made our new house a home. Without this help we wouldn’t have much, heck without the monetary donations we wouldn’t have been able to put a deposit and pay rent two months ahead. I will forever be thankful for everyone that helped us get back on our feet!!
To be concluded in the next post….