No Woman is an Island

No woman is an island entire of itself; every woman is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less (with thanks to John Donne)

November 2013 we three women; Ruth, Brenda, and Rebekah, realized it was soon going to be time to move from our beautiful home on Rae Street. We were facing another winter and we had out grown our desire to keep our ramp and parking pad clear of snow on a daily basis. We began looking at condo options with underground parking and we were not thrilled by what the future seemed to hold for us. Then we found Prairie Spruce Commons Cohousing.

It was almost impossible to believe: a community of dedicated, fun loving people who had been working for several years to manifest a multigenerational cohousing community in Regina. By January 2014 we were Equity Members and by March, thanks to the genius of Chris Kailing of Pattison MGM, we had a unit (109) that was designed to meet our very particular accessibility needs. 109 is a gorgeous unit in a stunning building full of light and colour and community.

September 1, 2014 Rebekah became suddenly and seriously ill. Since then we have been practically living at the Intensive Care Unit at the Regina General Hospital. In this time that has been so full of worry we have been surrounded by the love and support of our wonderful community which now includes the community of Prairie Spruce Commons. It comforts me to contemplate living into our life in Unit 109, to imagine Rebekah being strong and healthy again, and to dream of her laughter filling the common house.