The title says it all. We really do need a miracle. Due to what we have started calling “a series of unfortunate events”, my husband, 3 children and I are fixing to be evicted from our home. We have no support from either side of the family. One side would love to, but cannot. The other side has the ability, but will not. This entire year has been one bad thing after another, and each is worse than the one before. I lost a good paying job, we lost the house we had lived in since our son was a week old. Due to a rumor started by a family member, we were unable to find work in our town. Small towns are great, mostly. But they believe whoever has lived there longest, and we lost. We used the remaining funds we had, and moved to my husband’s state of birth, and things were getting somewhat better. Except the home we stayed at was unfit to keep our children in, as the homeowner (my husband’s biological mother) kept 9 dogs inside the house, and would not clean. My oldest and I tried to get it clean and keep it that way, but that was another battle lost. Having nowhere else to go, we returned to the town we left behind a month earlier. We stayed with his father and step mother for 2 months. In that time, my husband’s step mother caused so many issues that we were told by a state worker that we needed to leave the home as soon as possible, because they could not continue to let our children remain in such a toxic environment. So, as soon as we were able, we found a 3 bedroom mobile home and were able to move in. Things were going to FINALLY get better. Except it didn’t. My husband has had, and lost, 3 jobs since we moved in. The living conditions here were awful, up until last week, when the owners of the mobile home park finally put in a NEW water heater, instead of the old one they had pulled from an abandoned home in the park. Imagine showering with no hot water, when it’s 30 degrees outside. Now imagine too, that your carpal tunnel is now so bad, that you can barely use either hand, because the cold has made it worse. No money coming in, because you can fill out as many applications as you want, but you can’t make it to interviews with no gas. We have sold as many of our items as we can, but with losing so much earlier this year, we are kind of limited on what we have to sell. I paint, but none sell. The last 2 months, rent has come from charities. But those are the only 2 for our area. They are strictly once per year. So we are lost. While conditions here in this home have been kind of rough, it’s our home. It needs repairs, it isn’t too pretty. But our children like it, we don’t have the toxic people here. I finally have the emotional support animal I have needed. Its our safe place, where we all are able to relax and be a family. Now it’s all going to be gone again. We will have to give up happiness and safety, my emotional support animal… I don’t know how many more blows my family can take. My kids have been through so much. They learned too early that family doesn’t always love. Sometimes, family likes to see you hurt. We ARE doing what we can to get employment, but with the time of year and no way to get anywhere except in this small town, we have been struggling. So, here I am. I am begging for help for my family. Please, help us keep our home, our place of safety. Help me show my children that yes, there ARE still good people in the world.