I am a 46 year old single mother of 4. I attempted to put my first two kids through school by myself. My first didn’t finish due to the financial struggles. My second recently graduated with two degrees. Thank the Lord! One Associates in Humanities and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. It was extremely challenging with threats of being out of school for late payments. However she made it. Now I have my 15 and 12 year olds to educate.
Today I am in a financial bind. My savings depleted; on the verge of eviction, very little food to feed my younger ones that have an enormous appetite and my stress level has caused me to lose 45lbs post Covid recovery. I can’t seem to find a way out. I’m at my wits end and I would like to be around for my grandchildren. There are times I walk the road just to cry so my children don’t see me. My vehicle is down (blown head gasket) which is my only source to seek and complete my jobs. While I work for myself doing upholstery and wood refinishing; it pays well if it’s consistent. Now without a vehicle everything is just crashing. During the pandemic, I managed to stay afloat however with all my financial obligations, I’m in a rut and I can’t cope. It’s the hardest to look at my children and say “ I don’t know what we’re going to eat” or “sorry I don’t have it.” This has taken so much out of me to ask for help. I’ve exhausted close friends and family only to be ridiculed. Since I had to flee my abusive ex-husband 14 years ago with my children, I vowed never to let them suffer. Thank God I’m alive today. My fifteen year old now suffers from pica with severe anemia. She ingests sheet rock and I’m afraid of her health. I need to get her help but financially I am unable. I’m seeking help to leverage myself to move into a home as well as provide for my family while getting help for my daughter. With this help, I can grow my business in turn help myself and eventually give back from my blessings. If I am given this help I am able to feel dignified and take care of my children as they did not ask to be here. The Lord said ask and you shall receive and I pray for help. Now I’m faced with a court date (June 28,2022) no groceries in the house at the moment and no funds to get supplies to help my business help me.
Please if someone can find it in their heart to assist me, I will show you the outcome of your blessings upon me. I am not just looking for a handout, but leverage to put myself on a path to better my financial situation. I am a smart, humble hardworking woman with pride and dignity. I’m just down on my luck. We all know what pays the bills and I’m struggling. However, I had to swallow my pride and ask help for the sake of my kids and my sanity. I will do just about anything for money except steal, kill or prostitute that includes selling my soul. Please I just need a hookup in some way. Thank you in advance for your time in reading my story. As your willingness to help me and my family will be greatly appreciated and not go in vain. I am a God-fearing woman of my word. May the good Lord continue to bless you and yours. Thank you.
Proud Struggling Single Mom of 4