The summer of 2008 was tough. I was a temp where I use to be full time so I could help take care of my dad who was stricken with West Nile. His case was different, instead of going into the blood stream the virus went into his spinal cord and brain fluid. In July the company where I was a temp truly needed someone full time and could no longer keep me. I received a dismissal and then two weeks later and out of the blue my husband left me for someone else. With no job I had to move out of the only home I had had for several years. I took what little money I had and moved to a small town, not knowing a soul there. I prayed much during this time wanting to make sure that this is where I was suppose to be.
No job and alone I bought this old 1901 livery stable that had been empty for years and at one time was converted into a home. It was not in good shape. The first week I was doing repair on the fallen ceiling. I was filthy dirty with plaster all over me. A lady knocked on the door and introduced herself. She said "I thought you might need a job. You won't get rich off it, but its something."
I was so awestruck that someone came to my front door and offered me a job. I would have gas money to go see my dad. It was a quaint little store with local products. I learned a lot. That business is now closed and I have opened my own little store. I am truly living the American Dream. I was so encouraged by the lady giving me a job and the kindness of the people here. This experience has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me.
Submitted by Anonymous
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