I could not even imagine having to say those words aloud to myself. Living on the island of Oahu has really opened my eyes to how serious the issue of homelessness is. Even though this problem is not limited to Hawaii, I know that when people think of Hawaii homelessness is not one of the first things that pops into their head, if at all. In reality the problem is bigger here than most people could even imagine. When you say Hawaii, people think of beautiful white sand beaches, fabulous nightlife, relaxation...an all around dream vacation. For a lot of people living here with no home it is more than likely a nightmare. If you were to take a drive to some places and see families..... children, living in tents on the beach, sleeping on library steps, etc....it breaks my heart. I do not know everyones story, nor do I know their entire circumstance, but this is an issue that does not look like it is going away any time soon.
picture courtesy of http://blog.lib.umn.edu/pete6513/architecture/homeless1.jpg
Hiya! I am Stephanie... I have been an army spouse for 7 years, and a teacher for 3 years. I am a SAHM to a 4 year old daughter who is infatuated with spongebob and anything "princessy" and an 8 month old daughter, who, in between teething and crawling has been a huge inspiration to my mommymeter. I am currently "recovering" from my husbands' latest Iraq deployment. This will be my little speck in the blogosphere to hopefully captivate and inspire some of you to stick around while I LOL, vent or whatever!