Starting This Next Phase of Our Lives

When I became a widow, I had a lot of things to think about. Losing my husband was hard enough, but I also had a very young child to think about. I knew that I could not afford to live on our own because we did not have life insurance, so I stayed with my parents for a year until I got back on my feet. I knew that it was time to start looking at apartments for Silver Spring MD residents when I woke up smiling each day instead of crying, so I started my search.

One of the great things about my job is that I am able to work from home. I know a lot of moms who work from home but have to put their kids in daycare, but my job is not like that. I ended up getting a two bedroom apartment that has a den in it. I wanted my daughter to have her own room, plus she has her own bathroom too. I also have my own room and bath, and the den is my work room. I have set it up so she can stay in there with me if she wants.

Another nice thing about this apartment is the swimming pool here. My parents have a nice in ground pool, and my daughter loved swimming every day she could.The pool here is perfect for her because it is so large. There are not dozens of people fighting for the same small pool like other complexes have. There is also a fitness center that I use when my mom comes over to take my daughter out to lunch or for the night. I miss my husband every single day, but I know that he would be happy that we have settled in such a nice apartment for this next phase of our lives.