Aydan's Life · community · Family


Exhausted, though this word doesn’t completely describe how I feel, it comes fairly close. Since the start of the new year I’ve been living in a hotel room thanks to some really great friends and my mother-in-law. It hasn’t gotten above freezing for very long for nearly the entirety of this week. It really would have sucked if we would have had to camp out in the snow in our tent for this past week.

We’re trying to make our way back across the United States to the East Coast, then our travels will lead us North, just how far North, I’m not exactly sure yet. We had tried to leave last Monday, when the tires on our trailer blew out, which really sucked, but there really wasn’t anything that we could do about it.

I had hoped that we would be out of Arkansas by now, but every step forward we take, we are shoved ten steps back. I’m heartbroken because we had to rehome Dublin, even though it is what was best for her in the long run, because of our homelessness, it didn’t make the decision any less difficult to make.

Every time I get a dog and start to get attached something happens and we end up losing it. No matter how hard we try, it’s always the same thing in the end.

This year has just begun and I’m already sick of it. I want to wake up from the nightmare that I’ve been living in for the past five years.

On the bright side, some really wonderful people have come together to help us out when we get back across the US to the East coast. With each passing day and additional bit of help they’ve offered I’ve found myself on the verge of tears more often than not. I’ve never even met these people, yet they are opening their homes and hearts to my family and I when we have so little. It’s a nice comfort in light of all the other struggles that we’ve been facing for the last month.

I just hope that 2017 starts getting better soon…

If anyone would like to help us get to our destination, you can find our GoFundMe here:





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