My husband gets up at 3am every day to make it to work by 4am and then works until 4pm or later and doesnt get home till about 6pm most days, he has to take massive delicate pieces of airplanes and sand them down. It’s not easy at all and he works very hard to support us. Unfortunately it’s also very hard for me to work because of many reasons but the main one being our daughter who I have no one else to take care of, it’s just me 24/7 and she is very active for a toddler. I’m writing this now while trying to put her back to sleep at one in the morning. Needless to say we are both exhausted and probably sleep deprived, I just want to be able to help my husband with all the bills and with food and other necessities. He also needs glasses which he hasn’t even set an appointment for because we have no money. I’m so desperate to relieve some stress off of him, he works so hard and we barely get by. I wish I could do more but unfortunately I’m not as strong as I use to be and I get sick so easily. I’ve never asked anyone for money so I honestly don’t even know what I’m doing but I am so very desperate and at this point I don’t know what else to do. I’ve been looking for jobs I can do while taking care of our daughter or that are willing to work with my husband’s schedule but have been unlucky. I’ve even thought maybe I could donate plasma and I got extremely sick afterwards, tried again and they couldn’t even draw blood. Like I said we are extremely desperate, any little thing would help. I have applied for government help which we got denied being told “I’m sorry, I know how it is making not enough to get by but too much to get help”. Thankfully my poor grandmother was able to give us food and a few other necessities but nothing here last very long. We live with some of my family and there’s actually nine people living here total plus some animals, it’s very hectic and very hard to keep food in the house with four teenagers. It’s now almost 2am and my husband will be waking up in an hour to get ready for work and he will be there all day in the heat, working on massive parts with no food, probably nothing to drink since he doesn’t own any kind of water bottle. I just wish there was something I could do to help him. We have both already sold and pawned anything and everything we could, we have nothing of value left.
pictured is one of the many parts my husband has to work on, completely sanding the entire thing down but being careful not to sand too much while also having to do it quickly. I wasn’t sure what else to show, I don’t have any pictures of our bills but I do have many pictures of empty/negative accounts. I’m not sure if I’ve even done any of this right, I’ve definitely never asked strangers for help before and this is probably the only time I will try something like this so I really hope someone sees this and is able to help my family. Not just my very hard working husband but also the other people here who work so hard and my sickly mother who can’t work. Also my grandmother who doesn’t live here but works harder than anyone and is always helping everyone as much as she can. The second photo I picked was a screenshot of my grandmother’s messages to me just as an example of how amazing and helpful she is even when she is also struggling. @amandacop