Way back in November of last year I started a gofundme in the hopes of raising some money to repair the floors in my home. To date it has raised eight hundred dollars. Moments ago I posted an update on the account in the intent to keep things transparent for all those who donated.
I wanted to make an update on the flooring of my home.
To date all of the repair work needed has been finished. I know that they used just over eight hundred dollars worth of materials in the repair work. To be clear…. Neither the mission group nor the church are billing me for this. I asked for the amount so to be able to repay them so to make it easier to help the next person in need.
While I have to wait until March for the floor covering to be installed due to some of the members taking care of others in need-it is not a problem. I can wait, those needs are more dire. The floor covering has been secured and will be ready when they can get back to me. I have asked them to let me know the cost of the floor covering so to add that to the amount I will be repaying as I am able.
I am very very very thankful to all of the donations that have been made to my fundraiser. You have blessed me greatly. Because I will be able to pay as I am able, it was my thought to use part of the money raised to paint over the paneling in the affected rooms. While all the furniture is out and the flooring not in place yet it will be easier. It would also help to make a dark house brighter. But, I wanted to mention that here as your donations were to repair the floor not paint walls. If there is even one who takes issue with the idea, I will attempt to find another way. I just wanted to be very transparent about what is going on and how the money was being used. I also want to be clear to any who think, just get a job, I do currently have a job, it is taking care of my aging parents. It doesn’t pay in dollars, but in blessings and that is worth much more.
I probably could have left off that last part, I really don’t want to offend anyone who has helped me, but I have seen and dealt with the ‘get a job’ group. I had a job. I have no problems with working and wouldn’t mind working again. Right now though, my parents need me and I will be there for them. Am I bragging on myself? No, that was not my intent because I am not the only individual who has taken care of their parent(s). I’m no more special than anyone else who has done this and I will continue as long as that help is needed. It is a responsibility and gift that I will honor and treasure.
What I realize is how much of a blessing it is in many ways. First that they are still here with us at their age. They were here for me many times in my life. Even when I made really dumb mistakes. I wasn’t judged, just helped in what ever way was needed. My mother has always made the point that family is everything, that family is important, family should take care of each other. Things that our family has always done. Before anyone asks, my brother is here often. He comes when they need something done that I cannot do. When there have been emergencies, all it takes is one phone call and he’s on his way. But I live right beside them, I am here for them. Other family members who live close by also do everything they are able to help, it is not me alone. But, it is this that prevents me from taking a paying job. Taking care of them is a more than full time position as one never knows what may happen.
So I started a gofundme and I have been blessed. Not just with the donations to the account, but by the men’s mission group who stepped up, by the individual who will provide the floor covering, but those who have prayed for me and for those who shared this account making it better known. Every dollar, every share, every prayer is appreciated greatly. I am blessed and I am thankful.
I hope no one’s so uptight as to have issues with their donation!
So far I’ve heard nothing with the exception of someone thinking it was a good idea.
Still nothing so I think I’m good. Good thing as I bought some of the materials already..