During the holiday season, it’s so easy to get caught up with shopping for gifts and decorating until we forget the true meaning of Christmas. Not only is it a time where we honor and celebrate the birth of Jesus, but it’s also a time when we bond with our families.
Unfortunately, not all people have family to bond with.
Jackie Turner, a student at William Jessup University, posted an ad on Craigslist seeking a family who will spend the holiday with her for $8 an hour. Turner was abused and molested as a child, which made having a good relationship with her family nearly impossible.
After Jackie’s story gained publicity, many families reached out to complete the requirements of her ad for free and she even decided to find her own family and match others who had gone through something similar with their families.
What a great ending to her story!
Source: Global Grind