Submitted by Leah Devereaux
On Sunday 12/13 my family participated in the Holiday House Tour: Front Steps Edition, hosted by Suzanne & Company. Families from around the Bedford community transformed their front steps and yards into beautiful and creative holiday displays with festive lights and decorations. This event was organized not just to spread cheer among neighbors, but also to support my family as we face an incredibly challenging time. My husband was diagnosed with ALS back in February of 2019. Since receiving this difficult diagnosis, we have been met with uncertainty after uncertainty. Mike Rosenberg told our story in October through The Bedford Citizen.
The Holiday House Tour helped us to raise funds for our current home renovations to make our home wheelchair accessible, along with medical expenses not covered by insurance. The town of Bedford showed up in a big way to support us, which was such a warm and welcome site to experience. We were able to drive from house to house, with our two little ones in tow, to see not only the bright holiday scenes, but also to see how our community is connected despite the many changes we are all facing this season.
This event was made possible by Suzanne Koller and Becky Venuti, who worked hard adapting their annual festivities to follow current health and safety guidelines. Thank you to Suzanne, Becky, the families who opened their front yards to us and to all who came out to enjoy the winter wonderland.
We are grateful to be members of the Bedford community! Thank you also, to The Citizen for continuing to share our story.