It wasn’t easy growing up for my siblings and I. Our dad walked out the door one day when I was 5, and that was the last time we saw or heard from him. It was so heartbreaking watching mom struggle to raise 3 kids on her own. But, the best thing was our grandparents, her mom and dad were so willing to help. They moved near our home, and began baby sitting, and helping out when mom had to work. Slowly, she managed to get a handle of the mountain of bills and debt that dad had left behind when he quit the family. Mom always insisted on school work, and planning for the future. She was a big believer in calling out your life, and being hopeful, which she does to date. My sisters and I managed to join, and graduate college, with little debt thanks to scholarships. After that, we landed jobs, and began helping mom live the life we all knew she deserved. Just this past year, we helped mom pay for the new central AC installation in her home. Mom had been using this old heat pump for close to 2 decades. While the heat pump had served her well, it was time for change. Mom was paying too much money for frequent heat pump repairs, and it wasn’t worth it. An HVAC expert advised her to invest in a new central AC to replace the aging heat pump. One more repair, and it would be gone forever. Mom informed my sisters and I about this, and we told her not to worry about it. Among the three of us, we were able to pay for the new AC, and the installation cost.