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New home a dream come true for single mom

Marie Havenga • Jul 21, 2015 at 10:59 AM

“I’m overwhelmed and overjoyed,” said Beak, who has never owned a home. “Finally, the house is done. I could never have done this without my family. I wanted to quit a few times.”

Beak, a full-time baker at the Grand Haven Walmart, contributed 250 hours of sweat equity toward the 1,080-square-foot home. She would work days then spend several hours working at the home site.

She often wouldn’t get to bed until after 10 p.m.

“It was a lot of hard work and it wasn’t easy,” said Beak, while her sons, Marcus, 7 and Michael, 5, munched on cake on the front porch. “I was ready to give up a few times. If it wasn’t for my family, this never would have happened. We’re a close family and they’ve been so supportive.”

To read more of this story, see today's edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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