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One time when I was homeless, I found a halfway house where you can rent a bed for $150 per week.

It was a house, with 3-4 bunk beds in each room, separate rooms for guys and girls, and a shared common space.

I was happy to not be in my car, and to be able to afford to pay two weeks upfront, but I was deeply ashamed to be in this place with my daughter.

It was so hard for me to talk to the other residents and make friends, because I kept wanting to scream “This isn’t me! This isn’t who I am. This isn’t representative of my worth or place in this world”

It was right around the time Carrie Underwood’s ‘Temporary Home’ song came out and the middle verse always reduced me to sobs because I just HAD to believe it was true:

A young mom, on her own
She needs a little help
Got nowhere to go
She’s looking for a job
Looking for a way out
Coz a halfway house will never be a home

At night she whispers to her baby girl
Some day we’ll find our place
Here in this world

This is our temporary home
It’s not where we belong
Windows and rooms
That we’re passing through
This is just a stop
On the way to where we’re going
I’m not afraid because I know
This is our temporary home

As I sit here in this luxury apartment, surrounded by all my new stuff and furniture

I am reminded

That where you are is NEVER your final destination

There is always a light beyond that maybe you can’t even see yet

That you are more magnificent than you could ever hope to believe

And that your past mistakes and your current circumstances DON’T define you.

Every day is a choice. It’s hard sometimes, but you can do this.

And we will be waiting here with a blanket and a hug when you make it out alive.

We can’t do it for you, but you can do this. Come this way!

Also, enjoy this song. It’s so beautiful https://youtu.be/LraOiHUltak

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