We moved to Homewood almost four years ago for my husband’s medical residency. We drove all the way from AZ when our first child was a week old! It was quite the adventure! :) We used to have two cars but sold one to help with moving expenses and have had only one since. We are buried in student loan debt so as much as we need a second car, it’s financially impossible for us. My husband needs our car for work so the kids and I are stuck at home. Having a second car would mean freedom for us to go places during the day. It would mean not having to get up extra early, waking the kids, to drive my husband to work if we need the car for appointments. It would mean we could run errands instead of taking away from family time to go when my husband gets home. It would allow the kids and I to create memories together exploring what IL has to offer instead of being in the house all day. And it would mean overall sanity for this stir crazy, stay at home momma ;) Basically, it would mean everything to us! Thanks for the opportunity to apply and Happy Holidays!