Greetings from Houston TX!!!!!
I can finally share our beyond awesome news with you all. Chaz is being awarded a fully adapted home from Helping A Hero!!!!!!!!!!!! We've been in Houston all week learning about this awesome non-profit and what it does for our nation's heroes. We were chosen a few months ago to be one of the 30 recipients to receive a home in 2013!!!!! Can you tell I am beyond excited?! (FYI A longer blog about all of this later. I just had to get some of this out before I moved on with another busy day.)
This week we have been in meetings and sharing meals with the board of directors and the amazing, incomparable Meredith Iler. We have learned so much and are beyond excited to move forward with our next chapter which leads me to our next announcement........
After many long talks Chaz and I have decided to settle our family in McMinnville, Tennessee. We did not make this decision lightly. We actually cussed and discussed it for a very long time. I know some people will cheer and some will be quite upset by reading this. Please know that Chaz and I have decided this is what is best for the girls and our family.
Why McMinnville?! Because it is where I grew up. My sister and her family are there. I have several great friends there. Tennessee's VA system is awesome and the Murfreesboro VA is less than an hour away. We have a very long list of why. We made a lot of lists when making this decision.
However, my grandmother said it all during a recent phone call. She is the one who made the decision concrete for us. She has had 9 children and I respect her so much. She said her wish for us was for us to find the piece and quiet.
I think McMinnville will serve as a nice retreat for all of us. We want to hear crickets chirp at night. We want community support. We are very confident that we are making the right decision. We hope you will all support us in this huge life changing decision.
2013 will be the year we begin the lost chapter of our healing. We are really excited about it and we hope you are too. Want to learn more about Helping A Hero? Please visit HelpingAHero.org today!!!