|Updated: 12/04/2012 10:55 pm
||Published: 12/04/2012 10:53 pm
Last Christmas was nothing like this. Angela Wooten has never has as many guests, or as much space.
"It's overwhelming, it's awesome,” said Wooten.
Wooten, and her two kids, Steven and Jennifer built it from nothing: the life they have today, and their new home.
"I've been divorced since 2003,” said Wooten.
Before any of this the family was making due in an apartment with very little space and even less safety.
"I work full-time, so they're going to be home by themselves and I don't need them around people that I don't know,” said Wooten.
She traded it for a quiet neighborhood, more security and now her two kids have their own rooms.
"This house is bigger than where we are,” said Jennifer Wooten.
18 months ago, they hooked up with Habitat for Humanity. The organization has already placed over 270 families in homes in Tulsa.
"These are not just low income families. These are families that are working hard," said Habitat for humanity Executive Director, Paul Kent.
Kent had Wooten go through all the steps before handing her the keys: money management classes, home owner education courses, and 10 weeks of sweat equity. She and her kids spent hundreds of hours building their home.
“I'm super excited, I don't have words for it at all,” said Wooten. "Merry Christmas to the kids."
Without question, the best gift they've ever received, because it’s one they built for themselves.
Habitat for Humanity has assisted families in Tulsa with 10 new homes this fall.