We hope that you enjoy this poem by Dulce Aguilar, one of our South Gate partner homeowners, as much as we do!
I Dream of a Home
by Dulce Aguilar
Everyone has dreams…. some
dream of love,
Some dream of wealth…. but I dream of a home….
of A home…. a home to call our own.
I dream of a home where my kids
With plenty of space for them
to run and play,
With a small picket fence, to keep
With a roof to protect them,
from the heat and the cold,
A place they will be proud, to
know it’s their home.
of a home…. A home to call our own
A home in which to garden, and
fertilize the lawn,
And make sure that its watered,
everyday right at dawn,
I picture lots of roses,………… growing
in our yard,
The fragrances, the colors.... Oh!!…
how beautiful they are!!!
It fills me with excitement!!!....
to imagine what’s to come,
For homeownership’s, sooo
special……it makes me want to cry!!!
I want to cry of happiness, I
want to cry of joy,
To know we will accomplish, one
of our many goals.
And know for many years, we won’t
be moving anymore.
I dream of a home….. A home to call our own
A home built from humanity by
many helping hands,
By wonderful volunteers, whom I
will always thank.
A home with many walls, to hang
Filled with happy memories, of
moments we have shared.
with rooms to fill of warmth,
beginning with some paint,
Carefully selecting, each and
A home with many doors, and
knobs to turn each day,
To welcome everybody, who has
helped along the way.
of a home….a home to call our own
A home to grow in to, and
gently fill with love,
Remembering our struggles, and our path along
I thank God for all our
blessings, and keep nurturing my faith,
and thank Habitat for Humanity,
for helping us today,
by providing us the
opportunity, to purchase a home someday,
For guiding us through the
process, so we can feel assured,
Homeownership is attainable, not
just a dream…… I KNOW!!
So, as I patiently await, for
my dream to come true…..
I encourage you to join me…. and
to dream for a home too.
For Each morning when I wake, and each night
while I’m asleep,
dreaming of a home…… of a home to call our own.
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