Picture this: a single mom of two wonderful children finally leaves their abusive father (who never worked by the way). After my face is smashed for the hundredth time or so into a solid object like a fridge or wall, I stumble out the back door and scream for safety as he chases me, trying to drag me back into the house as my kids (who were 4 and 5 at the time) watch and cry. Somehow, the cops are called and the end of my nightmare is in sight. After that incident, I worked hard to get my kids and I on the right track. Paid off some debt, started taking a few classes, I had never felt better! I was in control of my life! I tried to pay it forward a little bit, since I was free from an abusive past and moved my homeless friend and her children into my home to help. That was disastrous. After not helping with bills that were piling up on the winter months, she decided to use her money on a vacation for her and her kids. While my own kids and I continued to work and go to school, she was on a Disney cruise vacation. They did not win this cruise. No, they paid full price for it with student loan money she recieved (and promptly dropped out of school) and tax money. After not taking the hint to move out, I took my children and bought a mobile home in a different trailer park and moved on. (I owned the other trailer as well, but my children’s father was also on it, so I let her and him hash it out). After that, I was on my way to fixing my debt issues again and actually started raising my credit! Alright! Fast forward a couple years and I am now an exhausted mother of 4- my twin girls just turned a year old and boy, are babies expensive! I left my job to stay home with them and the twins dad works nearly every day, but we are still way behind. With the loss of my income (daycare would have been more than $1000 a month, not leaving hardly anything to pay bills with or buy food) we hit rock bottom. I am returning to work in November and will be making a decent wage, working opposite hours of the twins dad so we wont need daycare, however, to stay afloat when I was not working, I took out a few personal loans that I am now quite behind on. I am working with a debt relief company, but they can only do do much and we are NEEDING to move our family out of our two bedroom home. We are looking into 3 bedroom homes that will help immensely in a safe environment in a small town, but no one will finance us with my ruined credit. Please, if there is anyone out there that can help us, your donation will go much farther than just finances- it will give me a leg up on getting my kids a better home life. I posted my PayPal link up top but I will do so again. Please feel free to email me for any additional information on my situation.