Four year ago today this was how I started my day:
I still don't know if a time will come when this day passes without a second thought. Just when we thought we were moving past it and closing that chapter we discovered that the new roof we got was not installed correctly. Evidently our contractor used subcontractors who didn't know how to do roofs. The result is that the roof of our house is literally falling off. We have to have the whole thing replaced and have to try to get the responsible parties to do what is right and cover the repair. Sadly, it may come down to having to sue the parties involved. It may be a long process. It has been like picking a scab off of an almost healed wound and starting the healing process all over again. When I think about it I teeter between anger and sadness.
But, as I said last year when I posted about this day, I want to remember this day as a day of thankfulness and to remember that good does come from bad (although in the midst of this roof situation it is hard to remember that) and to see the good in every trial and lesson we weather in life.
I am thankful. I am. And grateful. And even though things are not right with the house I remind myself that my family is together under this (not so great at the moment) roof. We are together. That is what is important and for that I am thankful.