If you thought raising a child was tough – can you imagine raising eight kids altogether? It takes a person’s utmost patience, willpower and determination not to crack under stress while raising so many kids. Just like this widow, whose ultimate life goal is to provide for her eight children who were left fatherless.
Cloe Green from North Wales was only aged seventeen when she married James Green. Even from the start, the couple shared a mutual goal to build a big family together. Throughout the years, they had eight children; four boys and four girls.
Although most people would think that eight children is too much, for James and Cloe, their big family is as happy as it can get. James proved he was a capable and loving father who never missed an opportunity to bond with his kids. In an interview, Cloe remembered her late husband:
“He’d do the school run, then go to work at the café before picking the kids up. Then, he’d sit and play games and read until bedtime. He had so much energy.”
For years, it seems like nothing could ever go wrong with their big, happy family. However, an unexpected incident struck that would eventually alter their lives forever.
Just twelve weeks after giving birth to their last child, James suddenly passed away in his sleep. One night way back in December 2015, Cloe woke up after hearing his husband throwing a noisy “fit.” She did not expect that it will be the last breath to leave James’ lungs. He was only 31 years old when he passed away, and the 27-year-old widow was left in charge of her eight fatherless children.
After her husband’s unexpected and tragic death, the brokenhearted widow found out that James suffered from hypertensive heart disease, more popularly known as high blood pressure. The whole community was grieved for their loss because James is a loving, robust, and healthy man with no vices.
With her husband gone, the widow knew that the responsibility of raising their eight kids fell on her shoulders. Remembering her doubts in the beginning, Cloe recalled how she managed to stay strong: