I am a mother of 5 children and grandmother of 5. 3 of my kids are grown and out on their own, I still have 2 teenagers at home. We have struggled a lot and have grown closer to do our hardships. I love my family dearly and I am getting older and running out of strength that I once had to do it on my own. My husband is my strength but I carry the worries of our family on my shoulders, he works hard but gets paid little(like everyone else). My health has been a struggle for 7 yrs now and is not getting better, getting older has not helped, it has made my memory issues worse and my mobility issues worse also. Being homeless once before scared me so much and taught me a lot, not to take anything for granted and not to assume anything or anyone by just looking at them. Life is hard and most people just seem to make it harder and don't take time to tell people thank you or say one nice thing to a stranger or just smile at them. Sometimes that is all it takes to make someones day.