SARAH'S STORY

CHORE: HOUSE CLEANING

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My name is Sarah and I am a single mom with 5 amazing children. I was married for 12 years, and now I’m trying to figure out what life looks like after walking though a divorce.

I feel the full weight of responsibility to try and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each one of my children. The weight of having everything on my shoulders can be a LOT at times. 

From one day to the next, I can go from feeling like “super mom” and like, “I’ve got this, I’m on top of things!” But then it all catches up to me. I find myself wiped out, feeling exhausted without anything to give to anyone. 

It was exactly one of those days when all my kids were sick with the flu. I, myself, woke up feeling sick and completely overwhelmed with the day’s growing to-do list. All I knew to do was pray and ask God for help. 

Then, hours later that prayer was answered! 

A friend of mine texted me and told me about “Second Helping”. She mentioned that they help people with small jobs and chores around the house, for FREE! I could hardly believe it!

I filled out the application and downloaded the Takl app in about 10 minutes. It was so simple! The cleaning job was scheduled with my Takl Provider for the next morning!

I took the kids out of the house and when I came home it was completely clean. The feeling of having my entire house clean, all at once (and disinfected after us being sick) is such a huge relief!

I never thought my simple prayer (that I really didn’t even think twice about) would be answered within hours, and then completed by the next day! I normally never would have told anyone what I needed, but in that moment I just needed to rest, and have my home cleaned. This weight was removed from my shoulders just knowing I didn’t have to juggle caring for my children and disinfect the house simultaneously. Because of Second Helping I was able to physically rest and recover myself! 

I felt so seen and loved by God in a way that was unique and specific to me PERSONALLY. I felt like God was saying, “I see you and your needs, regardless how small they may seem!”  My gratitude is through the roof! Thank you!

-Sarah

Phoenix, Arizona