Hi my name is Sarah and honestly I don’t even know where to start with this because I’ve never had to do something like this. But with that said I also have a 9 year old son and 2 year old son that has made me realize that it’s okay to ask for help. So I used my good friend google and found this site and swallowed my pride. This past year has been probably the hardest ever for me and that’s saying a lot since I was a mom at 16 years old to my oldest which is 17 years old.
It felt like every time I turned around I couldn’t catch a break this year and one thing after another I fell farther into a financial whole. Each time I thought yay I pulled us out something went wrong or a big expense came up that wasn’t planned. Now fast forward and it’s Christmas Eve and we are homeless and can’t be together for Christmas morning. I do work and do my best to provide for my son’s but life happens. Like my father used to tell me when life gives you lemon’s make lemonade. We’ll I personally can’t drink anymore lemonade this year. I am just doing what I can to get a home and vehicle so that I can bring my son’s home and us be a family again. Obviously my 2 year old doesn’t understand what is going on but my 9 year old does. This is the first time him and have had to be apart and his phone call to me today he said “Mom, I can’t wait to see you it’s been a disaster having to sleep here (his bio dads house) so many days” He is through and through a mama’s boy. I’m not from Arkansas where I live with my son’s so my options for help are slim, let alone a place to stay. The only place I could find to stay at only wanted my boys to visit. It’s the worst ever and I have tried not to let my anxiety and depression get the best of me. I’m not usually depressed but with the holidays and all right here I am not going to lie, I have been depressed and down on myself. When I had my own place and own vehicle I worked from home for a company that did tech support for a cell phone company. Losing my house meant cutting down my hours to be able to work around the people I am staying with schedule. So saving up for a place has been even harder. Any little bit will be greatly appreciated by myself and both my son’s especially during this time of year when I know personally that just on a normal day things can get tight.