I am a mother of the most wonderful 5 month old, Lily Mae, I was living with her father for a few years and I recently left him because I don’t deserve the verbal abuse everyday and Lily doesn’t need to hear that either. Lily was born 2 months early and spent 30 days in NICU, when she came home I wanted to spend all the time with her that I could. Her father and I decided I would quit my job to raise her and I babysat for my neighbors. Since I have left him, I am staying at my mom’s house but Lily cannot come here because the house is filled with mold. On top of that I have to be picky about where I apply for jobs so I make sure I can get there since I don’t have a vehicle. I am working on getting a house for Lily and I, and a car so I can drive to work once I get a job. For now, I am still babysitting for the neighbors and I take their 7 year old to school in the morning. I told them I would have to quit and get a job making more money, so they are working on finding someone else. My mom and stepdad aren’t in the position to help, as much as they wish they could. I feel hopeless right now because I gave everything up to be a stay at home mom and my ex was supposed to support the both of us. All of a sudden I have to figure out a home and a car so I can be with my baby and get to work to support her. I am a hard worker, I have worked for 9 years in the insurance industry; it won’t take me long to get another job. I just need to get set up so I can take care of my baby. If it weren’t for her, I could stay at my mom’s until I get on my feet. But I need her here with me and I need help asap.
I appreciate your time.