I’ll start by introducing myself. My name is Aidan. I’m 23 years old, male, and I live at home as a carer for my mother. In my recent years, I’ve managed to juggle both caring for my mother as well as getting myself a level 3 through college, so that – one day – I can attend university.
My mother, the person this post is about. What can I say. She’s a role model to me in many ways; she had to deal with abuse from our father when she was with him, and eventually, broke free of that nasty bond. She got herself through university and was able to support us by working in a local school as a lunch lady, at the same time as looking after myself and my younger brother. For the longest time, I’ve wanted to surprise her and give back what she has given me over so many years.
Christmas is coming up, and I was saving up a pool of money in order to surprise her like I’ve mentioned here. I had about £450, and then a few nights ago, a bailiff (a loan shark, essentially) shows up at the door, asking for £500. Well, there go my savings and whatever I had on me at the time. And this was all for an unpaid £50 dart bridge charge that we’d overlooked whilst keeping on top of everything else.
Not only is my mother sick (and has been for the last few years), but it’s nearly Christmas, for crying out loud. I’ve had to resort to this, not that I want to – I’m a prideful person, so asking for things has never been something I’ve taken lightly.
But here I am. I’m not asking for £8,000 to pay off student loans, or £6,000 for my car insurance/unpaid debts. I’m simply asking for £500. Even that would be enough to ensure we have a brilliant festive season, and it would be what I was aiming for in the first place. To me, my mother is everything. I have an estranged relationship with my father, so I hold her incredibly close to my heart.
Thank you all for listening. I will leave the PayPal link beneath this. A Merry Christmas to you all.
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