Hello, and thanks for reading! My name is Ashlee and I’m a single mom of 3. I have Hailee age 11, Evelyn age 9, and Jonathan Age 10. Jonathan’s mom passed away when he was 2, his father took off and he has been with me ever since and I couldn’t imagine it any other way. I unfortunately found myself in an extremely abusive relationship and left that situation abruptly last year after an attack. He then continued to do anything he could to make things harder for me. I went to police numerous times and recieved no help in the county I was previously in. I struggled to find anywhere that would rent to me at that point due to credit and lack of pay stubs. I finally found a place to let us in but had to pay the full 12 months plus security deposit up front. Close to 20 thousand dollars which is the most money I’ve ever had at one time in my life. I sold everything I could and worked as much as possible and somehow pulled it off. i was hard and stressful but beautiful when we could finally say we were home, safe, and secure. I was blessed with donated beds and mattresses for my kids from a local church as we were unable to get the majority of our belongings after fleeing the abuse. I have been struggling to make ends meet with covid and sickness’s and quarantines. My lease is already coming up for resigning and naturally also increased significantly. After all we have gone through, couch surfing for a couple months, lots of emotional hurdles and healing and finally moving into my first ever home on my own; moving again just doesn’t feel like an option. I have started reselling thrifted items to make extra income as I’m not afraid to work hard to earn anything I have. Asking for help is something Ive struggle with, however I am feeling the weight and am constantly wondering how to make ends meet. My car had broken down several times and when my daughter was worried I wouldn’t make it to the bus stop I couldn’t take it anymore, so I purchased one with high interest to get my kids to school, the purchased car never ran right and after a 2 month ordeal, I finally was able to get out of that vehicle but my credit, that I worked so hard to build up was back down to lower than when I started. That left me with no car for almost 3 months over winter. I recently purchased another vehicle but my interest is still high and I have no one to co-sign to help lower it. I wish I could purchase my home to lower the cost, however credit again stops me. I am deeply greatful for anything anyone has to give. Thank you for taking the time to read and have an amazing day ❤️.
Ashlee, Jonathan, Hailee and Evelyn.