I am a 32 year old mom of two small children. My husband is everything to me and is a wonderful father and provider but he can only do so much as one person. I am on permanent disability as of 2016 and one of our children has special needs. Before I became disabled I used to work as a nanny and a fitness trainer. My husband works almost 2 hours away because he hasn’t found work that is closer to our new home. In February we moved to NH when we bought our family’s first house. It’s a modular ranch style home in the woods. We love it. It was a stretch to go from apartment living to home-ownership but we’re making it work. It’s just that we had two vehicles that we owned and had no payments on….3 months ago one of them completely died because the engine overheated and the dashboard didn’t signal that there was any problem until it was kaput. So we had to take out a loan for a used car which gave us an extra bill. We were modest about our choice, it’s $200 a month, but for us, that’s A LOT because it’s $200 that we weren’t spending before.
He takes the “new” car to work since he needs the reliability for the all of the miles and I rely on our 2006 four-door Ford to get the boys and myself to our local appointments, sports, school events/meetings and to pick up the one with special needs from school if he can’t make it through a full day (and of course emergencies). We don’t have family or close ties in the area as we have only been here for less than a year. The car is in need of brakes and tires in order to pass inspection and I cannot drive it. We’re financially in a very tight spot. We tend to live with just the basics as much we can in this modern world. Cable is too expensive so we use Roku, cell phones are ridiculously priced so we use pre-paid plans and since I don’t need a smartphone for work-related needs I have an old flip phone which suits me fine. We try to minimize wherever we can and are grateful with how the Lord has blessed us. We could be a lot worse off. We have been getting hit with some unexpected curve-balls financially though and could use an extra blessing if it’s in God’s will. It would be so helpful to know me and the boys can leave the house if needed while my husband is working so far away.
Anyway, if you are in a position to offer help, our family would greatly appreciate it. We will tithe 10% of any donation we receive. God Bless you. If you don’t feel it’s a worthy cause, no worries and God Bless you and the cause that you choose to donate to.