Posted on December 6, 2017
Hello, family and friends!
This is Jessica. I am writing you all from our home in Humble on a cold, and most importantly, DRY Houston day! The city has dried out and is being rebuilt. It will take a while, but we have come a long way!
I wanted to write you all and just say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generous gifts. Every single one of them was so uplifting to us. After the flood, we determined that we couldn't move back to our apartment building. We had to hire movers to get our things out as quickly as possible, before they began to smell and become permanently damaged. The bottom floor was an absolute disaster, and it was very difficult and time consuming for the movers to get everything out. Then, we didn't have anywhere to move. A friend graciously opened her home for as long as we needed, so we just put our things in storage and started house hunting. As you can imagine, the rental market in flooded areas was crazy. Most rentals had either flooded or been rented immediately. We were told that we were one of 12 applicants on the first home we applied for. We didn't get the second one, either. It took about a month, but the third time was the charm and we were able to move our things out of storage and into the new house. It is amazing to look back and see how God provided. The donations to this page were almost exactly (within about $50) what it cost us to move out of our apartment, store our things, cover all the deposits and set up fees at our new home, and move our things in. God sent us what we needed before we even knew we needed it. You all were part of that and we are so thankful! Through the whole situation, we had a lot of worries, but because of the generosity of you all, we did not have to worry about money. That brought a huge amount of peace and comfort to us in a trying time.
We are feeling settled again now, and so thankful that God worked this all together for our good! If you are going through something, let me encourage you - you can trust Him! He won't let you down!
I would love to send you all personal notes, but I don't have everyone's addresses! I ordered enough Christmas/Thank You cards for everyone, so if any of you would like one, please email me your address and I would be so happy to send you one! My email address is [email protected]
Merry Christmas to all of you, and THANK YOU again for being a part of our story! We will never forget!
Lots of Love,
Chris, Jessica, Aiden, Callie and Finn