In a one year period my house burned down, the house we rented immediately after was foreclosed on (not our fault) and we lost about $15,000. I lost my father, grandmother, aunt and dog. My oldest sister had a massive stroke and is a shell of herself. My husband lost his job.
Going through all of that in one year has made me very thankful and a am able to appreciate life's blessings.
We found our dream home and got it for a steal.
My father, grandmother, and aunt are no longer hurting and they are all together.
My sister realized that the life that she was living was dangerous and she has inspired many people to clean up there lives and she has worked hard to heal.
My husband found a better job that he absolutely loves.
All of these life's experiences in such a short period of time has brought my family closer together and has made us a stronger family unit.