On March 4th, it will be two months since we lost our home and earthly possessions in a fire. For over half of that time, I’ve had this post sitting in my draft folder, lingering. I think this just might be the most difficult thing I’ve ever written about.
I’m not going to go into the nitty gritty details of that day, because, if I’m being honest, thinking on it too much brings up a lump in my stomach that I finally just got to go away.
I do want to say thank you.
Thank you to our family and friends who rallied around us. Thank you to our extended communities that stepped in and donated items we needed. Thank you to the home decor community for your generosity and love. Thank you to Micah’s new colleagues who helped us even without really knowing us. There are too many thank you’s to dole out individually, so just know that we are more thankful than we can ever say.
Everyone keeps asking how we are doing, and the truthful answer is good. We’re in our rental, into a new routine and settling into a new normal. It took a while for me to be OK, but I honestly am now. Decorating our new space has proved quite therapeutic for me. Making a “home” for us, even though temporary, has helped me gain back some sense of control and, with that, normalcy.
It feels good to write again, too. To put my thoughts down instead of keeping them bottled up or crying them out. Which, I have done my fair share of. My hope is that being by transparent about our situation, I can help someone who is going through something difficult, as well. I know not everyone’s hardships look the same, but our emotions tie us together – grief, anger, sadness, dispair, even gratefulness despite our circumstances. Just know that you are not alone, regardless of what you’re going through.
I hope to get back to sharing on the blog regularly again. We’ve been working on making over our living room, and I’m excited to show y’all that soon. If you don’t already follow me on Instagram, that’s where I share lots of snippets of daily life and sneak peeks at projects.
Thank you for sticking around during my radio silence and for your love and encouragement. Its been overwhelming in the best way.