“The most beautiful people we have known are those
who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss,
and have found their way out of the depths.
These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity,
and an understanding of life that fills them with
compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.
Beautiful people do not just happen.”
- Elizabeth Kubler Ross
A PERSONAL INVITATION FROM TARA:
As many members of our yoga community will know, my husband, Saheq, and I are no strangers to struggle. The past couple of years have tested us like no other, as our family, our business, and our sanity was drug through the mud at the hands of the United States Customs & Immigrations Services. For months to years, we have felt like we were plunged soul deep into the darkness as we forcibly had to entertain the idea of losing everything and everyone we loved.
Thankfully, we are beginning to see a light. It flickered when the ACLU referred us to the top immigrations attorney in the country who assured us of a way forward. It grew brighter when we were surprisingly granted the opportunity to relocate to a new tiny house as a means of saving money for the aforementioned best-of-the-best legal counsel.
The bright side to the dark side of downsizing to be able to allocate funds to an ongoing, traumatic, and bankrupting immigrations/legal battle is that we’re becoming MINIMALISTS!!! My husband and I are finding solace and joy in moving into a 396 square foot tiny house this September, taking our shared vegan and yogic lifestyle to the next level, and simplifying our lives in many areas.
So now, it's time to CELEBRATE!!!
You and your families are invited to join us for a special Housewarming Party & Tiny House Tour event! After a construction/electricity delay, the date has been re-scheduled for Saturday, October 13th. Because there sure won't be space to entertain everyone at once, this will be a half-day, drop-in, open house style, housewarming event, running from 12noon to 5pm. The street address is 240 Boat Ramp Rd. Westminster, SC 29693. Come enjoy light refreshments as you check out and tour our beautiful new tiny house for yourself. Perhaps even signing up to participate in a fun-filled "Hunt & Learn" scavenger event to get a real experience of our family's zero-waste, yogic lifestyle
(see details here).
Even though we have asked for NO GIFTS (as we are purposely downsizing and have very little space) Flowers By The Lake has already gifted us a traditional money tree! These are common to housewarming parties and we will be using any monetary gifts hung on the tree, to help with the enormous legal fees still before us. Your kind support is most
appreciated and helpful and we are so excited to share this experience with you!