by Joy Savulak
And then there’s Mysha and her husband Mike, a beautiful couple in their early 20’s whose parents did not approve of their marriage due to religious differences. Unemployed and expecting their first child, the two sought out our Earn While You Learn program to gain the parenting skills they needed. The two eagerly absorbed the information taught at every class and asked many questions. Mike often talked about his own rough childhood and his determination to do things differently for his own child. Unemployed during a difficult economy, Mike left no stone unturned in his quest to provide for his family and soon found two jobs. We’ll never forget his beaming smile as he rattled down our driveway to show us the first vehicle he ever purchased: a beat-up old truck.
Now expecting their second child, Mysha and Mike still regularly visit their Carolyn’s Place family who provided much love and support during what was a very trying time in their lives.