A fluke “accident” caused this fire and the subsequent loss of 90% of our belongings. Oh, and then there was forced displacement. I'm a hard working single mom and we had just moved into this beautiful home a few months prior. I had poured my heart, soul, and resources into creating the most amazing and upgraded residence that we had ever had the privilege of calling home. In that fleeting moment of arrival, the panic, and awareness of the massiveness of what was happening has forever changed me, and I know, my son. Life will never be the same and the preciousness of life itself remains at the forefront of our everyday reality.
On January 14th of this year, my 6-year old son and I drove up to our home on fire.