2018 FARM FIRE-
My mother and father have endured so many loses, trials and tribulations over the past few years. As many know, my sister, Daphne, 35 years old, has overcome Leukemia twice in her life, simply by the grace of God. My parents have been the primary support system to get her the care she needed. They are always the first to step up and offer their help in any way they can. They've done this for all of their children, friends, family, and complete strangers at one point or another.
They’ve worked their entire lives to ensure all of us had a home to gather in and spend time with one another. They are nothing short of amazing and God sent. If I were to describe them perfectly they are self-less, kind hearted, immensely hard working (this is even an understatement), honest, dedicated, generous, loving and simply they are the epitome of a TRUE FRIEND! My mother, Charlene Bailey and Bonus Father Joe Bailey, are originally from the Rising Star, Texas area. They moved to Abilene in 1986 and resided there in the same home for more than 20 years, always making improvements and remodeling something to make our home better than it was. After a devastating house fire in 2015, they decided to buy some land and rebuild out in Hawley, Texas, which was three years ago. We just spent the first Christmas in this home, gathering as a family. All the things they never thought they would have or get to build, recently came to light, but tragically was short lived. Here we are January 18th, 2018, yet again a devastating house fire last night. They lost numerous fur babies and all their belongings went up in smoke, all too quickly. My mother watched her hopes and dreams burn before her eyes. We are so grateful and blessed no one was home when the fire started. However, in order to get them back on their feet we are asking for any helping hand you may be able to provide; whether it is volunteering your time, a prayer for strength and encouragement or a monetary donation. I can't brag enough about these two! My father is nearly 70 years old and although he will work until he can't stand any longer, we are hoping to get him some help with the clean-up and manual labor. They are not ones to ask or take handouts, but ones that will always lend a helping hand when they didn’t have two quarters to rub together. WE NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE!
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