As hard as AirBnBing can be and how much stress can be involved, sometimes the guests are amazing and just make your lives better.
Not sure how many have read or remember awhile back and the stress I went through when we decided to do AirBnB in our home and some siblings were mad that we turned the family home into a hotel (My husband and I bought the house and property I grew up in).
Well, I’ve been going through depression, sadness over many different things, stress, and just a lot of crap especially over the past week or so. And the people who have brought joy to my life have been some recent guests and many of you here who even though I’ve just mostly been lurking lately say something funny or thoughtful or PM me or whatever.
Today the huge drama has been a new allergy in my son. And my family questioning the diagnosis and saying I need to get him tested for an eating disorder and other crap. And people out there in internet land are more supportive and loving than family.
And while I’m crying and dealing with all this my phone rings while I’m crying and since I don’t know the number I decide to pull it all together and answer and it’s my current guest needing to update her reservation since she put in the days wrong and she asks how my day was and I lose my composure and start crying again and she offers to pray for me. And offers love and support that I’ve been desperately needing and telling me it will be okay and I’m making hard decisions that will turn out to be the best for my whole family. And meanwhile my family members are messaging me with questions and doubts about my doctor’s diagnosis and my decisions to cut things out for the whole family and asking them to make these holidays enjoyable for my son by cutting out those foods for the upcoming gatherings over the next 2 months.
So kinda sorry for dumping all this here, but my family doesn’t read it and sometimes strangers who get it offer the best support.