I’m not sure about this but were going to try it any way.
My wife of 5 years and mother of all 4 of our children has eloped and absolutely gave up on being a mother. She’s done this a few times before and I always took her back for the sake of family. However this time due to her history and the damage she is doing to our kids, I cannot in good conscience allow her to come back when she is ready. She once left and had no contact with her then 5 year old daughter for 6 months. I was always able to maintain because we only had one child at the time and childcare was a lot easier to obtain.
We now have my daughter (who is 7) my son Elze who is 2 and Evan and Ely who just had their first birthday this month (twins). With 4 kids, no partner or other family to help and a job that offers limited vacation and no leave for this type of emergency. The day she left us was the last day I was able to work. My mother definitely would love to. But she died in 2010 of ovarian cancer, 3 months before my first child was born. My dad has trouble walking and taking care of himself due to health issues. So watching a toddler and two soon to be toddlers is out of the question. However he is sometimes able to pick my daughter up from school which is appreciated. My mother in law is the last person you’d want around your kids. She only cares about her prescription drugs and has no will or ability to watch them while I’m at work. Also she abandon her 3 kids for 8 plus years when my wife was a child. Her father ended up dying in prison.
Point being, I have no one to ask to help look after them while I work. I’ve been keeping up everything with the little money I had saved and by selling what ever I can. My wife has taken our baby’s wic benefits card that we used to get milk, baby food, ect. Along with the the kids social security cards. So before I reapply them for benefits I have to get them new social security cards which is a hassle itself.
So I’m here trying to raise a little money to pay for them decent child care for a couple weeks until I able to get employment and maybe help with groceries until the payroll checks start coming in. I hate asking for help but when it comes to survival of my children, my pride takes the back burner. Thanks for looking and hopefully thanks for your help.