My family and I are overjoyed and blessed to have been accepted to the Habitat for Humanity of Dane County program. The moment we received the wonderful news that we were accepted into the program, we were so happy to finally have a place to call home. Some of us were thrilled and some of us were in shock and thought this was just a dream. Thanks to Habitat, our dreams and hopes of having a home are becoming true.
My husband, Vang Ge, and I started our family in Thailand with practically nothing to begin with as we were orphans. The first few years of our marriage we had lived with my husband’s relatives and had no parents to lean on when we needed a shoulder the most. As a parent, I would not want my children to have the same experience as my husband and I of not having a home. After many years of working and saving we managed to move out and live on our own. On Sept. 9, 2004, we immigrated to the United States. We have always dreamed of having a home that we can build family memories.
Even though my two oldest daughters will not be able to build their memories with our new home as they are now married; I am grateful my six younger children will have a chance to cherish every moment in our new home. Not only am I excited for the new home but so are my children. Each one has already discussed about what he or she will do with his or her room. My two sons loves to play with action figures and love the outdoors. As for my four daughters, they love music and love to sing. They are overjoyed to build memories in their new home.
Thanks again to the Habitat for Humanity of Dane County and to American Family Insurance for sponsoring our family and making our dreams come true. Thinking about our new home brings us to tears and excitement.
Vang Vang and Kham Savapanlan