My experience with Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been more than exceptional. As a woman and mother, it has been my dream to own a home, and through the Habitat program I am seeing my dream become reality. Before I started the program, I heard so many different views on Habitat, but none would have prepared me for what was ahead of me. I am a single mother of two teenage children (14 & 17) and a full time employee and managing my time while fulfilling my commitment to HFHMGC has been challenging. It has definitely been hard work, but the feeling of accomplishment has been overwhelming. I cannot express enough how this experience has impacted my life. I have met so many interesting people, some while on construction sites and others have been mutual partner families. As I near the end of my journey, it is somewhat bitter sweet. While I look forward to finally moving into my home, I will also sadly miss the time I have shared with others, whether it’s in class or building on the worksite on Saturdays. All in all, I would not have done it any other way.