Hello everyone! Thank you so much for visiting our page. I know each and every single one of you have been questioning what the french toast is going on. Honestly, I (Amanda) haven't got a clue on full details. But boy do I have a story for you.
My name is Amanda Rubicz-Clark and happen to be Crystal Binkley's older step-sister. In our family, we try to throw away the secondary titles such as in-laws and steps. We truly are one large blended family.
I met Crystal the first time when I was four years old and we have been the best of sisters ever since. We shared (almost) everything as kids, teenagers, and now as adults. There came a time somewhere before moving to Lapeer county that I realized Crystal had another sister, Karlie. Let's just say for sake of time I was extremely jealous. Because quite frankly a womenly bond is stronger than any testosterone driven man could ever compute. Ana, Elsa, and Ariel. Over time we as siblings blended our family together and our parents co-raised us. All five of us.
Life continued on its beautiful roller coaster and Crystal met Justin Binkley. Ana finally met her prince charming. So they did what most happy in-love couples do! They got married and I gained another sister, Jacquelyn, and another family added to the mix.
Then the boys came along, Uriah and Connor. They are such little love bugs by the way. Right before Connor's first birthday Jacquelyn and her three kids (Jerod, Ryan, and Katelynn) moved in with the Binkleys.
As the remainder of the year flew by they made their living situation work balancing bills and rotating their very busy schedules. Justin works on average 60 hrs a week at Champion Bus Inc. and is attending Nation to Nation Christian University for a degree in Biblical Studies. Jacquelyn is a graveyard shift phlebotomist at McLaren Lapeer Regional Hospital. And Crystal is a part-time stay at home mommy. All eight ( yes, you read that correctly) of them lend a hand at #BinkleyFarms, and at Farmers Markets during planting, growing and harvesting seasons. They are also very active with their church families and are the go-to family to call in the time of need.
A week before Christmas I received a phone call saying Crystal and Justin were expecting to bring another bug full of love in the world. Sadly heaven gained another angel, and I personally could not do a thing to help ease my sister's pain and mourn their loss.
Us Clarks are currently located 600 miles away =[
This New Year Justin, Jacquelyn, and Crystal decided they were going to ring it in right with God. So they drove to Kansas City, MO and attended IHOP OneThing 2017. https://www.ihopkc.org/onething/
Four days later in the middle of the night, their house caught fire and all they walked away with was the clothing on their backs and Uriah's George.
Currently, the following places of profession are lending a helping hand:
-#ImlayCityChristianReformChurch is collecting all kinds of donations. Non-perishable food, clothing, toys etc.
-#BrownCitySchools , #HerculesMachineTool&DieLLC , and #ChampionBus of Imaly City are holding collection plates.
- #NorthBranchBarandGrill, #BuffaloWildWings of Shelby Twp, and #DeadOnDesigns have pledged donations.
Please feel free to email me corrections and added news at [email redacted]
Thank-you once again to listen to our family's story.
-The Binkleys, Laaksos, Potts, Rubiczs, Lademens and lastly the Clarks.
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