Why We Exist
“Life is the most amazing book that we write every day and the chapters already in it provide the strength to write the ones to come.
We have been together since the day we came to Canada, about 13 years ago. Since then we have been a team; we have nobody else but us. We created a beautiful family of five; two immigrant parents, one energetic boy, one creative girl and a stinky dog. It has been, without a doubt, the most crazy and exciting roller coaster.
We have faced many challenges as a family; medical conditions, financial hardship, loneliness, cultural challenges, language barriers and more, but not everything has been bad. We have had our ups too and we have learned to appreciate life and family. We try to teach our kids that they don’t have to wait a week to be Saturday, or a year to have Christmas, or a lifetime to be happy. Life is now, today; tomorrow is a gift!
We try to teach our kids the importance of being active members of our community. We feel grateful to live in a country like Canada and we feel the need to give back in return. We first heard about Habitat at a small community event we were volunteering at and after further research we decided to apply. We cannot express the feeling inside us when we were accepted as partners.
Habitat for Humanity is giving us the chance to achieve a dream we never thought possible. They are letting us write a chapter that is going to change the history of our family. They are helping us to have a place to call home.
Home has been many places for us over the years but thanks to Habitat for Humanity, home is finally going to be the same walls, door and ground forever!”
Yair and Diana – Habitat Family