On this day in 2018, three of my kids and I became officially homeless.
Weird anniversaries like this bring up odd emotions. You know, grief/trauma has its own agenda and the emotions associated with it come at the most inopportune moments. Today is one of those moments.
I have chosen to give myself today and allow myself to feel the sadness and loss of everything I considered security. Although I feel those losses deeply, I won’t dwell on them for long…there is too much that is good occurring for me to do that.
But for today, I feel the grief. I feel the sadness. I feel the shock of reality.
And it’s ok for me to do that.
Society tells us that it is not okay to give yourself time to feel; you absolutely MUST power through and not let it get you down. So ridiculous!
Today I grieve. Tomorrow, I get up, smile and focus on all the goodness that surrounds me. 🙂
FYI – Last year, we did have great friends that allowed us to live with them for 5 or so weeks. Even though we didn’t have a home of our own, we were loved and cared for!