After receiving it, I filled it out and submitted.
Three months later, I received a phone call from Habitat requesting a home visit. I was surprised and very happy to learn that we had been selected as a partner family.
I have learned so much from my experience with Habitat.
What have been the challenges?
What have been the unexpected joys of this experience ?
The volunteers involved with my build are more than that to me. They are friends, and I am so grateful to them and for them.
Now that our house is nearly complete it is with mixed emotions in knowing that I will not
see everyone as much as I am accustomed to.
Owning my own house is like having a living legacy. It gives security, pride and a sense of belonging in a charming community.
Some people think that Habitat for Humanity builds the house, and then gives the house to the recipients. I tell them this is not the case, and is by no means a hand out. I have a mortgage like any other homeowner. The difference of course was being present and fully participating with the build from start to finish, which I see as a huge advantage that I will always remember.