We have lived in our home for 19 years and raised our children here. They are three wonderful adults who are making their way in the world. My husband and I worked very hard to give them the best life we could and get them to this point.
Unfortunately, life doesn’t always go as planned. A little over four years ago, my husband had a stroke due to being electrocuted at work and was forced to go on permanent disability much earlier than we had planned for him to stop working. Impaired vision has been the legacy of this stroke and prevents him from working and driving. Thankfully, he can attend to his own care on a daily basis.
Our children were still in high school when this happened, and we wanted to do all we could to keep our kids in the same district until they were finished. We were able to do that but are now in a very scary position and need to move on.
We are going to try to sell our house on our own so that we can have some small nest egg to walk away with but are desperate for some help to keep us here during this transition. Since my husband’s disability, we have lost $2,000/month in income because of programs ending, pension restrictions, etc. As you can imagine, with three children in college, a loss of that amount is devastating.
We are cutting back on expenses, and I am trying to find a second job to increase our income temporarily, but we know that leaving this home is inevitable in the near future. This fact saddens us and it is very hard to keep moving forward with this hanging over our heads. The thought of packing up this house is also very daunting, but needs to be done.
Our children are being very supportive during this time and understand what needs to be done. Even though they will be finishing college in the next few years and moving out on their own, it is a difficult pill to swallow and makes them quite sad.
Your help and support during this very stressful time in our family’s life, would be more appreciated than you can possibly imagine.
Thank you for considering our plea and helping us through this.