I am sitting here while my 19 month and 3 year boys nap and my husband is working his 16th late day as a plumbing and heating engineer trying to make ends meet while my boys miss their daddy and have to deal with an extremely stressed mummy.
Here is the short of the last 3 years.
I got pregnant by my husband, our first child, 2 weeks before my dad unexpectedly passed away and I gave birth in mourning.
We made it through, and 8 months later I found out I was unexpectedly pregnant and could not do the unthinkable and had to make a massive decision to go back off work and find a way to earn more, so my husband went self employed bei g a plumber, my second son was born and my husbands mum unexpectedly passed away and then coronavirus hit the world.
We’ve had no help from the government as my husband was newly self employed, I could not go back to work as we couldn’t afford childcare for both of my sons as we had planned. For my mother in law to care for them when I went back to work, we had to pay for two funerals and being as I was off work with my first born while my dad had passed and off again withy second we had built up alot of bad debt, £14,000 to be brutally honest.
We are now unable to pay off our debt and my husband is working all hours, all days, while I care for the kids in isolation and a customer has decided not to pay my husband due to a leak o a 15k job which was a manufacturing error on an isolation valve.
I am so scared we are going to get a knock at the door in our rented 2 bedroom house ans they are going to take the little we have left and I’m so scared my poor children are going to end up with nothing and two beaten parents at best.
Please if anyone out there can help us, I dont know what else to do, and if we have to claim bankruptcy my poor babies will never have a home or anything they can feel secure in and I feel like a massive failure of a mummy to them from a mix of bad luck and unprecedented happenings completely out of our control.