My name is Jean. I am a mother of three beautiful girls that are 5, 4 and 18 months.
I’m 26 years old and have dedicated all my time, efforts and abilities to helping my kids and others.
I have been a single mom for a year. I was able to build up the courage and self respect to leave an abusive and toxic relationship. No one thinks it will happen to them until it happens. Hitting rock bottom.
I was left with nothing but my kids and a backpack.
I took that opportunity to see my situation as a learning experience and told myself that I would never let myself be in this position again.
Living with my mother was never something I thought would happen again. My kids and I have been able to barely get by with my in home childcare and with qualified government help. Not much but at this point I have to take what I can get. I am educated, but have no means for childcare to find a job in my profession. Having my mother quit her job to watch my children is not an option. She has osteoarthritis and just got diagnosed with leukemia.
My whole life I have been dedicated to serving others because that is what my sweet mother taught me. This experience has been extremely humbling. It is never easy to ask for help. But everyone needs help in life at one point or another. Right?
I am grateful for this journey of well being that I’ve embarked on. I am setting a great foundation for my children.
Sometimes to move forward means to start over. I have nothing but a wall behind my back and all I can do is walk forward.
I am working towards getting out of the rut of the day to day, getting my own place again and continuing my education.
I am in repair mode so that I can again serve the ones I so treasure.
It is not easy to make oneself vulnerable. But here we are.
I appreciate your time!
I have faith that things will continue to get better!