Selfless Father/Husband - Surprise Yard
Jim is father to Joshua and Matthew, who are both handicapped, each having mixed Cerebral Palsy. He is also father to my two daughters. He loves all of our kids unconditionally and he would die for them. He is an amazing example of how we all should live.
Although this is not life or death, Jim is so deserving of having something extra special done for him! Having "others" come together for him in support of this endeavor would be such an amazing blessing! It is my hope and prayer that 1500 people can each give $5.00 (five dollars) to help make this dream a reality.
My name is Diana and I am his wife. I am unable to work outside of the home due to Fibromyalgia and CFS. I have a blog which allows me to make a few dollars each month, but it's nowhere near enough to do something big for him. He is supportive of me and all I go through always showing his selflessness by helping and serving me in any way he can.
Our home was built in 2010 (almost four years ago), but we still have dirt and mud for a backyard. With your help, I would like to surprise him with a finished yard where he can hang out, relax and cook up some mean barbecue!
Below are pictures of the yard as it currently sits... with a few veggies growing on the side, but otherwise mostly unused. On rare occasion we step out to our tiny piece of green astroturf (under the barbecue) and make ourselves dinner. Hopefully we will be able to change that.
I have gotten estimates for a nice size patio across the rear and a walkway down the side yard. The estimates which include the concrete work and adding proper drainage range from $6000 to $8000. Ideally we would also be able to add a little landscaping, get comfortable patio furniture and give him a new barbecue (as the old Walmart cheap BBQ is rusting out).
I don't normally (pretty much have never) asked for help... However unless Yard Crashers were to show up at our door (which is extremely unlikely) this is the only way I can think to accomplish giving Jim this special gift.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for anything you can do to help! Even by sharing this post, you can help make this gift and this dream a reality.
I personally know the Walkers and couldn't agree with Diana more. Jim is truly the most selfless person I know. He always puts others before himself and I know he would LOVE and appreciate this so much!