Habitat House


Grace and Me
Originally uploaded by Jason Archer

The past two/three weeks have been very hectic. I’m working my job, taking a class for my Master’s, building a Web site on the side, making several video projects as “special surprises”, and helping build a Habitat for Humanity house in Jackson.

We did a Habitat House three years ago, but I wasn’t as involved as this year. I’ve spent quite a few hours working on this house for CJ and Amber and their three kids. Some pics I’ve posted. The greatest reward for me is simply doing something for someone I don’t know with no benefit for myself. It’s really funny how when we decide to make our lives not about ourselves that at that point, life really begins. It’s hard for me. But working at this house has helped me really see the beauty in giving myself away.

I’ve wanted to participate with Micki and Grace on this, but really have been on my own. Building the last two weeks of school are bad. But I did get to take Grace with me last week. And she was awesome. We filled in nail holes in the trim together, cleaned, and then we hung kitchen cabinets. Grace was a great helper. Wanting to engage as much as she could. And having a great heart about it. I love when her heart gears toward others. When she gets focused there, she’s pretty amazing. I wish we could have spent more time together working on it. I took some pics before we left after a hard working night. A night spent on others. A night well spent.

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