Nothing is stronger than a mother's love for her child, especially when it comes to Marcia's love for her son. Having experienced homelessness five times in her life, beginning in her childhood, Marcia is absolutely determined this will be the last time that she and her son will see homeless days.
Marcia endured unspeakable abuse and hardship, from abandonment to sexual abuse, during her early years - and all of that has motivated her to work as hard as she can to give her son the life, love, and security that she never had. At 12 years old, the car that Marcia and her family were living in was repossessed and everything was taken with it – even her Bible. After a failed suicide attempt, Marcia tried to rebuild what little life she had left. Through it all, her heart grew bigger and stronger, and was filled with an incredible love for others – especially those who struggle.
Marcia has a dream. She would one day like to open a safe house for teenage girls, focusing on teenage moms. Understanding what a difficult road it is to travel, she feels like she has so much to give struggling teens and an incredible faith to help people succeed. She is in her 3rd year of college at Indiana Tech and will graduate in the spring of 2018. Marcia has also been working steadily at McDonald's for over a year and will be moving out of the shelter and into a house very soon.
For her 10-year-old son – her goals are for him to be well educated, have the best life possible; not necessarily materially, that he be confident personally and educationally, and that he would have the opportunity to travel. She hopes to be able to take him to great places like China and Disney World.
For herself – her goals are to be comfortable and live with no worries. She just wants to enjoy the little things and be appreciative of everything every single day.