When butterflies appear

Tomorrow we are dedicating Gwinnett home #134 in Loganville to Jaime Paige and her four children. Her experience with this build and homeownership is one that will leave your heart full of joy and excitement for their future. After a period of many bad times, including homelessness, Jaime has been able to see the light at the end of the tunnel and propel herself and her family forward through her faith in God. We do hope you will come join us in celebrating their new home, and you enjoy her story below.

“My experience building our Habitat home began this summer, one early Saturday morning.  My two daughters and I  showed up ready for hard work and excited to start building the house, that would soon become our new home.
Right away I knew this was going to be a good experience. We met Cliff, Chuck, Brent and a slew of other people, who volunteered their early Saturday morning on our behalf.

We were lead in prayer before work began, and that confirmed for me that God’s hands were all in this project. My youngest daughter became even more excited to see the unusual amount of butterflies on the property, as she knew that butterflies had a special meaning for me. You see, a few days after my father passed away, I was leaving work and suddenly became overwhelmed and grieved with tears, over his passing. I was standing outside and suddenly a butterfly landed on my hand, as I reached out.  I smiled and then realized that there were butterflies all around me. Seeing those butterflies on the property confirmed for both me and my daughter, who was very close to her grandpa, that this was a new beginning for us and that somehow God was letting us share it with my dad.

Every Saturday, Cliff started our work day with prayer and Chuck kept everyone on pace, which was not an easy task for him to do, concerning my 16 year old daughter, who could not focus on anything else but those butterflies, who also showed up every Saturday.

This whole experience has been one that we will always cherish and means so much to us, in ways more than words can express. This is not just a Habitat House, this house is special and a gift from God.

My father’s birthday is December 21st, which is also my closing date. I don’t believe in coincidences, and this is just in time for Christmas. What a gift it will be!

I cannot thank all those who volunteered their time and resources to be a part of this journey and a good Samaritan, to a neighbor that they did not know. We will forever be grateful.”

Home Dedication for Gwinnett Build #134
Saturday, December 2, 2017 – 10:30am
3618 Bob White Lane, Loganville, GA