There was this familiar moment, waking up in an unfamiliar room at Tune Hotel on Monday morning, where my heart felt like bursting. It was a strange place, but I felt safe, and home was right there with me.
Power went out at past 7:00pm Sunday night, in the middle of the storm, and we found refuge in a nearby hotel where we evacuated for the night. Have you ever tried out Tune Hotel? Very affordable and impressive, I must say. Even though we only stayed half-a-day, the price was very reasonable and certainly worth it. The room was small but very clean. There weren’t a lot of amenities, but the pillows, sheets, and towels were top quality. For an emergency accommodation, we sure got our money’s worth.
We heard the electricity was restored in our area at around 2:00am, but D and the girls were already sleeping soundly by that time. (Me? I was watching Begin Again on our laptop, with my earphones, unable to sleep. But that’s a different story.)
I woke up on Monday morning, sunshine coming through the glass windows of our small room, and I knew I just had to preserve that moment. I said a quick prayer to God, thanking Him for keeping us safe, and warm, and dry; and for being our shelter in the time of storm, both literally and figuratively.
I looked at my family, still sleeping, squeezed in a queen-sized bed which was our home for the night, and my heart swelled with so much love. Will I ever get used to this (not so) new life? The girls have grown so much, and D and I have been living together for over 3 years, and yet, it still sometimes feels like it hasn’t really sunk in yet. (Are they really my daughters? Is he really my husband? Is this really my life now?)
Anyone can relate to this feeling? Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels this way.