Monday, January 24, 2011

Life just got really busy~!

This is going to be quick but just to let you all know that my life is very busy right now. At church yesterday there was a prayer request for a young girl with 2 children ages 2 and 5.. They are girls.. Her abusive boyfriend threw her out of the house where she was living. He is a alcololic and smokes drugs.. She went to Donna's house ( Donna takes care of her children during the day for daycare).. Donna says this girl has no mom or dad and no place to go.. Holly, my friend and I looked at each other and after church we went to Donna's house to talk with this gal,, Jackie.. Holly's basement in her house has a furnished bedroom, bathroom and living room and we asked this girl if she would like to move into Holly's basement.. Jackie was so overwelmed with our idea that she had a hard time deciding if that is what she wanted to do.. She has never had ~ someone to truly love her and show kindness. She came and took a look and decided that this would be good but just temporarly.. She knows of an apartment that will come up in February that she can move into and this would be a great place to be until then.. Poor girl she just has no self-esteem.
So Holly and I went yesterday with Jackie and moved her out of her house.. The boyfriend was not home.. thank goodness.. She just took her clothes and the girls clothes and toys.. Everything else she left there.. She needs to buy a car which Holly is out and about trying to find one with Jackie.. So my life just got busy with helping Holly with helping Jackie.. I love it~! Helping another person is so wonderful. And Jackie is so elated because she has never had this kind of love given to her with people helping her get her life back together.. Her parents were very abusive (father and uncle abusing her) Mother denying anything going on and when Jackie was 12, her mother kicked her out of the house.. SO foster care has been Jackie's life for too long.. And then she is starved for love and meets this loser bait and thinks life is going to be better.. Jackie is 27 years old and I know Holly and I and our church will be able to help her get a better life. So anyone that would like to be praying for Jackie and her two youngs girls that would be wonderful...
So that is my life right now for a few days... Have a tiggeriffic day and ta ta for now from Iowa...

6 comments:

Nancy said...

I love stories like this, Annie.

It's wonderful that you and your friend can help this young woman. It might be just what she needs for the moment to make her life better for her and her children.

texwisgirl said...

I hope your kindness to her and her children is just the first step to a happier and safer existence for them. God bless you all.

varunner said...

Sounds like great things keeping you busy. I'm sure she is really thankful.

Home In The Hollow said...

Annie, for me that story is heart wrenching as you can imagine. For her, HELP her Annie!...:)JP

Matt Ray said...

I haven't read your blog in a while, but I'm so glad I read this.

I'm glad that you and Holly listened to the Holy Spirit's call for you two to take action. I wonder how many more lives would be changed if we all just listened to that still small voice like you and Holly did.

Thank you for sharing this. You made my day.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a blessing you are in this persons life that you are there at a moment when she has no one. I hope things work out for her and she finds her way...Somehow with help from people like you I think she will...