A Wisconsin woman who was previously homeless was given the gift of a lifetime when she was recently handed the keys to a house of her own.

WISC-TV reports that Kim Morment of Sun Prarie is the mother to a teenage son. She is also the adoptive mother to three additional children. Morment worked two jobs, one at a hospital and the other at a convenience store, in order to support her family.

She not only struggled for eight months with homelessness, she also dealt with debilitating health issues.

Michael Johnson, the CEO of the Dane County Boys and Girls Club, recognized Morment’s efforts to prevail despite her challenge and arranged to find Morment a place she and her children could call home.

Johnson said:

“Here’s a mother who is trying to provide for her kids and what better way to pay it forward than to somebody like that? She works every morning, starts at 5:30 a.m., gets off at 10 p.m. and I couldn’t think of a deserving person for something like that.”

In just 48 hours, community volunteers renovated and furnished the house with money donated through the Boys and Girls Club in time for Christmas.

When Morment and her children were presented with her new house, she was overwhelmed with emotion.

She said:

“It’s really truly the best feeling ever … I’m just so happy that we’re somewhere for Christmas and I’m so thankful for everybody.”

Morment said that she was able to overcome difficult obstacles by staying positive no matter what happened.

According to WISC-TV, she said:

“Turn a negative into a positive at all times. That’s what I did with my family. That’s what kept us striving. That’s what kept us pushing. That’s what kept us going.”

You can view the WISC-TV report below.

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