Where do I even start? I have been struggling to keep my head above water for so long now I don’t remember how it feels to actually smile anymore. I am a single mother 28 years old with a gorgeous healthy 15 month old little boy. In my late stages of pregnancy I moved and with my mother since I was a high-risk and my at the time living mother-in-law was to sick and disabled to help me at my home. I was born with a condition called EDS, it’s a collagen deficiency that affects my joints and connective tissue throughout my body. This causes me to be in severe pain each and every day and has also been the reason for my many and forever reoccurring joint dislocations. So that being said, my mother offered and insisted to help me through my pregnancy and after if needed. Allowing her to do so has been the worst mistake of my life. Since my son was born the very first day we brought him home my mother has done nothing but try and keep him away from me. Instead of helping me with my newborn son whenever my body had been ripped open, she would take him from me while I cried and begged for her not to but was to weak to fight. she has done nothing but put me down and told me that I was not capable a caring for my own child. What kind of a person or a mother could ever do what she has done to their own daughter? In the 15 months I have been stuck here in this hell watching and having to tolerate her trying to over rule everything I do or how I raise my child is absolute Madness!! She acts as though he is her son and not mine, like I am non existent. It’s so very hard to not fight with her but i somehow keep my composure for the sake of my little one. She has put me and my fiance in jail for stealing her car after she gave me the keys and asked me to go to the store for her since my car had a flat tire. Whenever I was in jail on false charges she illegally sold our car or rather got rid of it for God knows how much money, has continuously made reports to social services, claiming me and my child’s father did not want our kid and horrible things that I do not even want to bring up. All reports made and investigations done were almost immediately dismissed due to the lies she has tried to tell. She has stolen my identity and ruined my credit leaving me completely out of options to be able to help myself and improve my situation on my own. Without a vehicle I have no way out and I refuse to put my son in a situation where he has no home. I am at the end of my rope I no longer know what to do or where to start I am currently and actively seeking employment but that is not happening quick enough and I will still be under her thumb since she sold my car. I am asking please and begging for anyone who might can help me begin to get back on my feet again to please lend me a hand. I have no one to turn to and no family I can ask for help. I am alone besides my baby boy and I can’t continue subjecting him to such a vile situation and person like my mother. She has now petitioned for custody claiming I am unfit because I dont have my own home or transportation and I am due in court next month, I will die trying to get my son away from here and have a place for him before then if humanly possible. But the reality is that I know I can’t do it at first with nothing. She is only seeking custody so she can draw an extra $1500 each month off of my son from her retirement and social security if she gets it . Please help me if at all possible just get on my feet and have the means to put a deposit down on a place and a vehicle for the sake of my son. Any kind of donation no matter the amount will be more than appreciated and mean more than you could ever know. God bless you all and may happiness forever find you and your family. Help me put an end to the sick and horrible things my own mom is trying to do to me. Dont let her rip him from my arms again….
My deepest thanks,