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    Default We are becoming a family of 8....

    One of my BFF's, due to life circumstances and some bad decisions has nowhere to go, so she is coming to stay with hubby, I, and the kiddos to get back on her feet. I am a little nervous, but also happy that we can help. The only income she has right now is SSI. So, she will pay us a very small amount and just work on getting back on her feet. In this economy, I know how hard it can be. Please send some positive prayers and thoughts our way.

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    Thoughts going out to you all

    Hopefully all work out for your friend

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    BlissMommy. Hope you have talked over expectations. Prayers it will all work out for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissMommy View Post
    One of my BFF's, due to life circumstances and some bad decisions...
    Good luck. The fact she's not good at making sound decisions raises a big red flag for me.
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    It's kind of you to help out - hope everything works out for all of you.

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    Good luck. Hope it works out well. Like Peanut said, hope you talked out expectations and time limits so there are no unexpected surprises....wishing you the best.
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    Yes, we have discussed expectations. Her husband left her after she had been a stay at home mom/wife for 7 plus years. She has a disability, so it has been hard for her to find a job. She has really been trying. I think this will work.

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    She is blessed to have a friend like you. Best wishes to you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissMommy View Post
    Yes, we have discussed expectations. Her husband left her after she had been a stay at home mom/wife for 7 plus years. She has a disability, so it has been hard for her to find a job. She has really been trying. I think this will work.
    Hugs and prayers sent your way!! Keep ALL communication open and with your good attitude it should work.........maybe not without some stress, but good luck!

    Hope she realizes how LUCKY she is to have a friend like you!!! And doesn't take advantage of the friendship!

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    You are very loving and giving. (hugs).
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    Sounds good up front Blissmommy. I pray it all works out for you all.

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    You are a very good person for helping out a friend in need..

    This will sound out of line to most people here at the village..but I feel the need to share my experience I had from helping out my BEST friend(this was many many years ago)..I shared everything with her just about anything you can think of other than my sexual relationship with my dh..in the end it came back to bite me as she decided she wanted MY LIFE thinking the grass was greener so to speak and broke up my marriage..I will NEVER have a best friend that comes to my house or talk to my dh on the phone ever again..I never thought in a million years that my dh would do that to me.. I have seen this happen alot over the years..I'm NOT saying this will happen to you but just be aware..YOU NEVER KNOW..
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    Hope things go well. I am sure you can all work together and she will do great

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    What I keep thinking of is how many homeless people I see everyday who have no where to go. I'm not worried about her taking my dh. She already has a plan in mind to make her stay as short as possible. She wants to be in her own place and start rebuilding her life. If she were to not be doing what she needs to do she would have to leave our home. It's as simple as that and I've had to do it before.

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    When we have our ESL students in the house we always ask them their future plans too. So they know we expect a beginning AND and end to their stay. That way they are always looking towards a future with anticipation. They have something to work towards and don't just sit around in our basement getting depressed.

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