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Keeping Mom's Home

Keeping Mom's Home

As mentioned in an earlier post, we are planning a memorial for Mom. Upon discussing the situation with Jack (her husband), it turns out that things are tougher than anyone has imagined. As some of you might know, money-wise, Mom has been in dire straights over the past few years. A few times she has come close to losing her house. Medical bills have mounted while the two of them have been unable to work. Mom worked when she could. Heck, Mom worked more than she ever should!!! Call Mom anything, but you could never call her lazy. She is a super woman!! She, along with generous help from close friends and church members, managed to keep the house afloat.Over the past months after she got the bad news about her condition, she kept begging me to do a fundraiser on Facebook. She was so worried about losing the house. She said she wanted it in the family forever. It is her wish to have a home for her children to return to, despite the fact that it will always be empty without her :( Every time Mom asked me about a fundraiser I was conflicted. What bothered me most is that I did not want to her to be worrying or thinking about money. Jack and I did our best to assure her that everything was fine so that she could just enjoy the time she had. I also had a hard time 'going public' with her troubles. It made me uncomfortable. I have come to the realization that this is not about my comfort.After recently discussing finances with Jack, I finally understood that Mom had every reason to worry. It also nags me to hear her voice saying "It is my wish!" She asked me every single day for over two months. I now feel guilty for not doing it sooner. We would never let her pass without proper services and we will take care of that NO MATTER WHAT. The concern is the long haul with the house until we figure out a way to get a handle on the situation.So, here I am fundraising. We understand many of you are in tough situations of your own. We ask that you give only if you can and to give only what you can. The money will be spent to keep the house out of foreclosure and from falling into a state of disrepair. The monthly budget is in place to take care of mortgage payments and utilities, but the medical bills and services costs are eating into that budget. It is all stretched way too thin right now. Already some maintenance has been neglected. Nothing depressed Mom more to see her house deteriorate with her health. She wants a home for her kids so that we may all return for the holidays. Her home and her family were her life and we would like to keep her memory and wishes alive. If you can, please help us do that. And please forgive me for asking.Humbly Yours,Debbie

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