Hi my name is Amy and I am so gutted to even be in this position but I’m afraid it’s time that I asked for some help. Basically my little family are struggling and I don’t know where else to turn..
We set up home just me and my partner 3 years ago and fell pregnant shortly after. We were so excited as we had been trying for 5years and were told we couldn’t have babies. I had a rough pregnancy and ended with an emergency section. My little man was well but I unfortunately developed pnd and ptsd. During this time we suffered a miscarriage of an unexpected pregnancy. My little boy was only 3months when I had fallen pregnant again. This also had a big impact on my mental health.
I then went onto have another baby. A little girl who is exactly 18months younger than her brother. And thankfully I coped a lot better. I unfortunately had to make the decision to not return back to work as childcare is so expensive but in hindsight I feel this may have been a bad move. They informed me that I have to pay back some of my maternity pay. I have no income now and cannot do this. My partner works so hard and barely makes ends meet. I don’t want him to have to do much more.
My little girls first birthday is next month and I am heartbroken to not be able to throw her a party or anything. I feel like the worlds worst mummy at the moment. I’m over my overdraft and can’t even afford to pay my phone and internet bill.
Ive just started to run my own photography business and it had started to take off but considering all that is going on I can’t even afford to call my clients. With no internet I can’t take bookings. Again, no income.
I don’t want this to go into a downward spiral for us and we need to get back on track quickly. I don’t want our little family to be ruined just as it’s starting. I don’t want to feel down again. I think we would need about £1000 to get back to where we were and hopefully things will blossom. I can then focus on the children and my business. My partner can finally get a break.
Honestly though any amount will help. 50p in the right direction is all I ask. Thank you for taking your time and understanding. My family is my world and I don’t want to let them down.
Love us x