Starting Over

Starting over or beginning a new life chapter?

They both have a hopeful ring to it. They both imply growth and prosperity.

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind”

- C.S. Lewis

Earlier this week we helped a very caring neighbor and their extremely friendly golden retriever start over. After 25 years of marriage, it was time for them to begin a new chapter in a brand new penthouse apartment. Despite the gloomy weather that day, there was nothing but smiles and happiness all around. Between good conversation, hard work, and tons of laughs, what is usually seen as an unpleasant task became a day full of fun for everyone.

We worked hard and we worked timely and when we finished we were gratefully presented with some pizza that we shared with the neighbor. We sat in the newly put together kitchen enjoying some local pizza and swapping life stories. After being a part of what we all agreed was a very emotional day for this Neighbor, we thought it was only fitting to end with hugs all around.

It’s the days and moments like these that make what we do so much more worth it. Not only did we get to help this Neighbor completely start over, she touched each of us in our own way. We all left that day overwhelmed with love and it was incredible to be apart of someone life during this time.

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Patrick Brown