Dad Dies, Leaving Wife With 6 Kids. Then She Returns Home To Find The Inside Looks So Different

With their growing family of eight, Estelle Barnes-Summers and her husband purchased a fixer-upper home in Michigan so they and their six children could be more comfortable. In the midst of renovations, Estelle’s husband was shot and killed.

Estelle was suddenly a 33-year-old grieving widow and single mom with six children to raise.

Not only that, but their house was still completely unfinished and unlivable. Estelle and her kids felt they lost their sense of safety and stability, without a home or beds to sleep in.

- Barbara Diamond,