Hello I would like to start off with a simple statement! I am not really proud of myself for feeling like I have no where else to turn too for this. But I do know that every now and then people do need help with what life throws at them. Any way on to the problems at hand and why I am here. My wife and I are a younger couple that just recently got married about 6 months ago now, everything was going good just settling into our new lifestyle with our 3 kids.
I am also fighting for custody of my oldest child that is in Missouri Foster Care and have been fighting this battle for almost a year. Which just about 5 months ago I just started getting video visits with her. So we are looking to add a fourth to our family and hopefully soon. The court hearings are all happening in Missouri and we do have to travel to Missouri for court. But with this ordeal going on with my child a couple of our children here have been put into counseling for behavioral problems which might turn into something else not sure yet as specific tests to find out have not been performed yet. Doctors want to try out this counseling first before trying to run other test and go the medication route. But about 3 months ago my family and I came down with COVID-19 and it really did a number on my family. luckily the kids didn’t get it nearly as bad as my wife and I, which I am so thankful for!!! But since my wife and I came down with COVID-19 she and I have been having some troubles with our apartment and our vehicle. My wife ended up losing her job due to a prior injury (MPFL Surgery) which she ended up going back into surgery for again. I did losing my job partially due to being sick but also due to scheduling issues with my kids schooling and work for my wife and I while finding a babysitter for my youngest as he doesn’t go to school yet. He will start school this coming year which will make things a lot easier on us.
“Have you ever felt like a piece of chewing gum? You know after it gets chewed up and then you take it out of your mouth and start stretching it and it stretches until it starts to tear and the holes form? I feel like that most days, I’m stretched so thin that I have holes being torn in my body and I’m really questioning if and when my body will break down!”
Which puts us about 3 months behind now on our rent (roughly $5250) and we still owe around 20k on our vehicle. I really do not want to even ask this but my Family and I really need the help, we need just enough to help us get out of this hole we are stuck in. I do some work for Door Dash and that’s ok work but it doesn’t pay well enough to be a livable means of income. Don’t get the wrong idea Door Dash is great for side work to help fill the missing income for the budget but it’s not enough to cover all the bills. Plus with the vehicle my wife and I have isn’t the best for this as it has a 5.3 V8 so I am putting almost 2/3’s of my earning back into my gas tank to continue to Door Dash.
Which due to this we are on the verge of being evicted from our apartment and have the only means for me to work right now and the only means of transportation we have repossessed on us and we really cannot afford for this to happen. If there are any kind hearted and gentle souls out there willing to help my family and I would forever be in your debt and eternally grateful to you!!!!!