Everything will be ok ❤️
It's been a chaotic 3 weeks since I lost my home and everything I own to a fire. When I used to hear stories like this, I thought to myself that I could never imagine being in their position and honestly it still doesn't feel real.
There's been so much emotion and the first week was horrible, I'll admit - the stress was killer. I felt lost, scared and all the while mourning the loss of my dog. It was overwhelming and all I wanted to do was go home to the place where I felt safe, but I couldn't and that was a hard thing to grasp.
But you guys, we survived!
For those wondering, the fire was a freak thing, we still don't know how it started, but are assuming it was electrical. My mother and I left together at 11am and on our way back at 2pm we received the most dreadful phone call, I'll never ever forget that feeling. We then continued to drive home, to nothing. In less then three hours everything was gone, just like that.
It's been non stop getting things sorted, but we've finally settled into a rental. I am now finally feeling like I'm starting to get a footing again. Thankfully, we've had amazing support from family, friends and total strangers. I so appreciate all of your love and prayers, it's meant the world. I have been on the receiving end of such incredible kindness and generosity that has helped to fill my heart again. This community is incredible and so inspiring. There has been so much recent tragedy in this world, and while it didn't feel that way I first, I soon realized just how lucky I was.
The past few years haven't been easy, and this was just an extra blow - initially I wasn't sure how I'd make it through, but I did. If I've learned anything it's that I am so much stronger than I'd thought, time heals and you just gotta keep going.