Joni went through the Habitat for Humanity program to serve others and eventually become a homeowner. Her lifelong dream came true last fall when her house started construction from the concrete slab upward.
|Joni's new house! Isn't it gorgeous?|
The house blessing ceremony was just as wonderful. The HFH representative I talked to at the door estimated that at least 140 people were in that home on that blustery, snowy, icy January day. He ran out of programs; he said that had never happened before. There was lots of love and happiness in that little house that afternoon. Blessings, gifts, and hymns all were said, given and sung. It was a lovely ceremony and lovely celebration for someone that deserves all the good that happened that day.
|Laurie and Joni holding happiness :-)|
The house blessing also blessed me just for being there. I felt a lot of love for a person dear to many people, a lot of community, and a lot of unselfish, unabashed happiness for a person's good fortune that day. It touched me then and continues to do so today.
I've also posted a photo of Joni's new house in this blog post so you all can admire it for yourselves.