It's been a long time since I've been super happy, but I AM. After so much that we've had to endure in this relocation to Colorado, we finally see the silver lining. We have a new apartment as of June 10th; a new home. June has always been a special month for us, for it's when we officially eloped to be wed. June 29th to be exact, so we're right on time, I think.
We are incredibly thankful to GOD, so very grateful. Along the way there were those who prayed for us, and those who pitched in to assist. Living in poverty is the reality for so many chronically ill patients, and in my situation where my spouse is also my caretaker, we've not been excluded from that group of patients. Being on my own since the age of 16 has been a true journey in itself, but now that I Am someone living with multiple sclerosis and PTSD along with a host of mental and physical conditions including chronic pain, it's become more difficult.
There are a lot of other things we needed aside of housing. Housing will allow us to spend time with our children, for sure, because we have a place for them to come "home" to. I love "home". Home is where you make it, for sure, but being in a comfortable and conducive situation is the recipe for a happy home. I'm striving for that. We came out here with nothing, so once again I'm having to start over. We need a bed, a sofa, kitchen utensils/accessories, etc. My husband is working long hours to help provide our needs, but since he's my only caregiver he is limited on what he can do and how much he can do it because he pretty much takes me wherever he goes to ensure my safety. Until we get "there" financially, it's a struggle. But the best part is not once did he give up on me. If he did, i'd surely be devastated and I have no idea what that relapse would entail, so I keep prayer in my marriage and in my family life.
Joy Boy Promotions, Sir Joel Cooper, Binns Al Ndee Al Apache Tribe, and Venita Gaines pitched in first. Then came Anthony Stuart, Broadway Smoke Shop, Teldren Young, Shanda Howard, Bernice Gardenhire, Victorious Personal and Professional Empowerment Coalition, Wayne Hobbs, and Smoketown Knave. Most recently Genevvive Toland and Eden Lorvil have pitched in as well.
Pitching in means assisting me in being able to LIVE with Multiple Sclerosis. I'm 100% disabled, and now I totally get that. As much as I try to thrive in life, the disability does indeed hinder me. COmpleting projects has been really hard, but with the assistance of my team it can happen (however i'm rebuilding my team after taking a really bad setback from betrayal). I feel better with massage therapy to relieve my chronic pain, but again it's too difficult due to cost. Everything costs. Everything I need costs. Things that I don't need due to the dangerous aftermath is pretty much free due to insurance smh. I wish those things came with life insurance policies smh. So I ask for assistance via donations and my team (those I do have in my corner) and I will help give them exposure/promotions/advertising if they need it. I'm not asking for handouts,just sincere donations with or without expectations.
This new apartment is the start for a happier life for me. I hope that my husband continues to work hard for his family and I hope people will care enough to help me by donating. I hope to see ALL my children next month and if not SOME. I hope that my pain will subside (thanks to hubby for picking me up some Aporthcanna relieving body cream from Life Flower Dispensary). I hope I'll get better. I hope this touches someone who doesn't have a home to know that prayer and hard work works and sometimes people do pitch in to help us succeed. I hope others will see the light in me and continue to donate so that my light will not dim. I have faith in all of this. Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.