Getting help can be as simple as asking

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When I bought my first home in the late summer of 2015, I was greatly unprepared for the challenges I was going to face as a single mom and a new home owner.

Just navigating the mortgage application process was a tough hurdle. Trying to understand the different requirements etc. was nerve-racking.

What followed were the struggles to keep up with lawn maintenance (I even got a letter from the municipality about my lawn); being responsible for shoveling my own front yard and sidewalk (who can forget the horror snow storm of early 2016?); learning how to relight a pilot light; painting my daughter’s room purple; and performing the day-to-day general household maintenance.

Thank God for YouTube DIY videos and for Google!! But above all, thank God for family and friends who stopped by to provide a helping hand.

My friend, who is an expert in financial matters, broke down the mortgage terms and requirements for me in layman’s terms.

My brother-in-law came all the way from Ohio to help with general maintenance and provide tips on how to perform certain tasks.

Another friend bought a lawn mower and taught me how to use it and even helped mow ed my lawn after the frightening letter from the municipality.

And let's not forget wonderful neighbors who helped out with their snow blower.

Embarking on a tough project can be challenging and seemingly overwhelming. But it is okay to ask for help and allow others the opportunity to help us. We aren’t called to live alone or to become super beings. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness but a normal part of living in the community.

Whatever the challenges or projects we may embark on, let’s not shy away from asking for help from the right sources. Two people working together have a better chance of solving a problem than one person working alone. As the saying goes: Two heads (and hands!) are better than one.

Contact CT Home Care Services today for a free care assessment to meet your individual needs. Email: cthomcare.llc@gmail.com or call 717-963-5422.