Friday, April 22, 2011
I promised I would tell you about the picture I posted for Wordless Wednesday. Obviously, it's an older mobile home and was just recently moved onto Barb's land beside of us. Barb has been going to church with us for awhile. I love my church family so much. Actually at least 3/4 of them I'm related to somehow, lol! And the rest of them are really nice people too.
Well, one of my cousins had an aunt who had been in an assisted care center for years. She still had a mobile home full of all her belongings that she would never be able to move back to. So, my cousin asked her what she planned on doing with it and he told her about Barb and her boys living with us and not having a home of their own. She called him back and she told him she wanted to give the mobile home to Barb. This was definitely God working because others had tried to buy the home from her a while back and she wouldn't sell.
Since it was full of the older lady's stuff, Barb and I spent a few weeks going through it. We boxed some of it up for her, and got other things ready for a yard sale. It took a lot of time to go through everything, but we finally finished. We had the yard sale and made around $300 for the lady. Now, I hope y'all understand why I haven't been blogging as much as usual.
Our next problem was that the mobile home was on a lot with tons of pine trees. It took patience and lots of maneuvering to get it out of those trees. Some of the men from our church used a tractor to turn it to where the mover could get it out. Then, another one of my cousins told his friend about us not having the money to move it, and he offered to do it for free! God has had a hand in this every step of the way!
So, her home is here on her land now! It's kind of just the beginning, though. A lot of the floors need replacing and some of the cabinets are falling apart and will have to be replaced also. The walls are for the most part in great shape, especially for it being as old a home as it is. She also needs a water tap and a septic tank, so it will be a while before Barb and her boys can move in, but it's a wonderful start!
I am so thankful for all those who have helped us in any way and all those who will be helping! We appreciate it so much! Special thanks to all my bloggy friends for your prayers! Barb has hope again and that means so much!