Big News For Me!

  1. I bought a house! This is a huge deal for me because I am a single mother of a disabled child, and at this time last year I had nothing but my child and the clothes on our backs, thanks to KATRINA and an abusive ex husband.

    In the course of this year, I have gotten a new job, managed to save 10,000 to put toward a house all by myself! No assistance from the government or from family! I just have scrimped and pinched for the last year. I'm so proud of myself.
    Thanks for letting me share!
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  2. 25 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    That's awesome! Congratulations!
  4. by   SouthernLPN2RN
    You are superwoman!!! Congratulations!!!
  5. by   BabyRN2Be
    Wow, that's such big and awesome news, Meerkat!! I know that it took a lot of hard work to make that dream come true! Great job and I hope you enjoy your new house!
  6. by   FranEMTnurse
    You have every right to be. That's a huge accomplishment. My youngest daughter is raising 2 children with 1 having a mind/body defecit, and the other has AD-HD, and she just bouhhy onr too. I told her I was very proud of her, and I proud of you too.
  7. by   pickledpepperRN


    What a terrific accomplishment.
    You are truly an inspirational success!
  8. by   Gompers
    Congratulations! You're doing a great job, keep it up!
  9. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    That is great....enjoy your house!
  10. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Smooth seas never made skilled sailors.

    I know you've had a rough year, but I believe that there is a greater pattern to life.

    Glad to hear that, at the least, the last year has made you a better sailor of the ship of your life.

    Congrats. I bought my first house 2 yrs ago. I still think, "I wonder if the landlord would allow me to . . . . oh wait, I would!" - And, I always think that w/ a smile.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  11. by   mercyteapot
    Yay for you!
  12. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from mercyteapot
    Yay for you!
    aw mercy!
    i was just going to echo those exact same words.

    yay for you meerkat.
    the best has yet to come.

    i forgot what timothy said, but i know i agreed with him.
    i know it was comparable to the suffering we experience, only serves to inevitably enhance our relationship w/man.
    while hardship never feels good, it is always an opportunity for self-exploration and discovery.
    you have clearly discovered how very strong and resilient you are.
    i truly am happy for you and your child.
    yay for you...

    leslie
  13. by   UM Review RN
    Congratulations, Meerkat! You're amazing!
  14. by   rn/writer
    I'm surprised no one beat me to this idea--

    --you need to hang a lovely sign out front that says, "Meerkat Manor." Just like the Animal Planet show.

    Congrats, dear heart. You've accomplished so much. I'm happy for you.

    P.S. I realize that the general population doesn't know you as Meerkat. Just let 'em wonder.

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