I just finished reading the first of the Little House books to Van. I’ve never read them myself (shocking to those of you who know me well), so I’m probably even more excited to be reading them than he is. As I turned to the last page, I came across this gem: “She thought to herself, ‘This is now.’ She was glad that the cosy house, and Pa and Ma and the fire-light and the music, were now. They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It can never be a long time ago.”
Reminds me to appreciate where we are right now, even if we don’t know where we are going to be next month. And to all of you out there who know exactly where you are going to be living next month, rejoice in the clarity. We are living this way by choice at the moment, but there are many, many, many people out there that are not. I cannot imagine the stress of not having a stable home, especially in the winter months. It is my hope that once I have a home, I can make life for those in the community with a home or who are “house-insecure” a little more comfortable and secure.