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They seemed to be living the American Dream: husband had a good job, cute house, four adorable children, stay-at-home mom to manage the household, and home education for the children.  

Then unemployment happened. But they weathered that storm.  Their daughter experienced a medical injury. But she recovered. All seemed well.

The Weller family seemed strong, like they could face all the storms of life because they stood on the Rock. But, behind closed doors they struggled: a husband with an addiction, a manipulative, controlling spirit, and emotional abuse. Hope stood with her husband, praying, going to counseling, losing weight and trying to change herself to appease him. But with little change in his treatment of her, she began to feel discouraged and depressed. Yet, she didn't give up!


Despite everything Hope has done to save her challenging marriage, her husband has chosen to split the family apart through divorce. He is also trying to remove Hope from their home and put them in childcare - even though she has been their primary caregiver, educator, and relational support all their lives.

THE AMBUSH

While Hope was on a trip to get a medical check up on their youngest child, her husband filed for divorce, went through all of Hope’s things (even packing up some of them), and waited for her to return.

After the check-up, she drove all night long and arrived home at 5 am.  She laid down to rest until her husband was ready to leave for work.  Right before he left, he handed her a copy of the divorce papers.

She was surprised. Just before she left for the medical trip, it seemed like he wanted to save the marriage. She had felt encourged and hopeful that they could face their situation cordially. But, it was all smoke and mirrors.  He had already begun the divorce process several days prior to the trip.

Her husband left for work and then came back shortly afterwards.  He tried to convince her that she was required, per the divorce paperwork, to leave the children and find somewhere else to live.  She was told she would have no spousal support during the divorce process and that she had to get out of "his" house.

Thanks to some friends who immediately rallied to her support, she learned that she was NOT required to immediately vacate her home.  They held her while she cried, prayed with her, then helped her process the situation and make a plan.

YOU CAN HELP

Right now, Hope is seeking legal counsel so she can keep her family together.  Since her husband has control over all their finances, she is without any source of income.  She needs $3,500 as soon as possible for legal fees.

Would you consider donating $20, $10, or even $5 to help this precious family?  Every little bit helps and will go directly to paying for the legal services necessary to keep Hope and her children together.

If you can't help financially, would you please share Hope story with your social network?  Every share helps raise awareness and can increase giving by an average of $35. 

Would you also pray for Hope and her family?  Pray that God will work His will in this situation, that Hope and her children could stay together and keep their home life as stable as possible as they weather this new storm with their Heavenly Father.  Please join us in praying for beauty to rise up from the ashes of brokenness and for "all things to be made new."

Your support, whether giving, sharing, or praying, means so much. Thank you!
 

Allison T Mercey

2018-09-23 15:53:54

You're in our thoughts and prayers!

Anonymous

2018-08-11 23:02:30

Praying for you!

Melanie Bowie

2018-08-03 19:37:51

Praying

Susan Sheldon

2018-07-26 14:33:38

I am so sorry to hear about this Hope. I am praying that God light a path for you and your children. In Jesus name I pray.

Jessica Snyder

2018-07-21 02:37:10

Hang in there. You have rights, to your kids and your money. Be strong and keep your chin up. ❤

Kathleen Bruns

2018-07-20 21:38:05

Stay strong! I’m praying for you!

Anonymous

2018-07-20 20:07:19

The Bible says 'Do not Fear' a total of 365 times. That's a daily reminder from the Father that no matter what life brings, He always has a plan for you.

Update #2: Aug 3
August 3, 2018, 12:43 pm

Sorry for taking so long to update after our initial court date. I’ve been struggling with the courts judgments. We were ordered to both continue living in the house which is straining. The kids have to go to public school I guess they just default to that when there is a disagreement. They don’t take best interest of the kids in consideration. Neither Nathanael or I can afford to pay for an advocate for the kids so they said we would have to do without one. We also couldn’t agree to an amount I would be paid so I have money for my gas, phone etc... so we have to file more paperwork which of course means more legal costs. I am literally begging Nathanael to look for a job in Massachusetts or Connecticut so we can move home and the kids have both parents close instead of having to travel so far between us or worse I am not allowed to move home. I need my family and god-family. I’m tired of living so far away from home and the community of people I grew up in. I’m so homesick and just broken.

Update #1: July 25
August 3, 2018, 12:41 pm

I would like to take this moment to thank everyone for their support both financially and in prayer. The calls, comments, private messages and texts of prayer and encouragement have been timely and comforting. The financial support has been beautifully humbling. The idea that people who haven’t seen me in over 20 years would sacrifice financially to help me, moved me to tears. Even people I haven’t met!!! Considering my circumstances I was blessed to find a wonderful lawyer who agreed to let me retain him for $500. I don’t know how costly this will get but God is providing. July 31st is our first court date.

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Hang in there. You have rights, to your kids and your money. Be strong and keep your chin up. ❤

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