Hello everyone and thank you for taking the time to consider my request. I am a single Mom that is just trying to make it. I work two jobs and still can’t seem to get ahead. I barely have time with my children and the extra time I do have is consumed with laundry, cooking, cleaning and all the other motherly duties that need to be done to maintain a household.
I grew up in foster care and have been on my own since I was 17. I don’t have the strong support system that some people do. I got married very young to an abusive alcoholic and had to start over when I left him. I then became a foster parent to my little brother and eventually got Guardianship of him until he emancipated at 19. Things were going good for awhile but when I got pregnant with my youngest, I had major complications and ended up losing my job. I moved to different places trying to find work again and just couldn’t find anything sustainable.
I’ve tried my hardest but still seem to just barely make my bills each month. I don’t get child support for my children so I’m it, our only income.
Recently, I found my son’s estranged family on his Father’s side and they live in Jamaica. It’s been 8 years and this is the first they have known about him. He would love to go there to meet them but unfortunately, I have no breathing room or savings to help make that dream become a reality.
I’m not asking to be bailed out or even for hand outs. I would consider it more of a hand up just so I can get ahead on things, hopefully create a savings and some college funds for my kids, and just have room to breath.
I have always put everyone else first and neglected what was going on in my life…hence why i think everything spiraled out of control ultimatelty. I have always found happiness in helping others and would give anything to be able to do so again, however, until I can get a grasp on my finances and bills, I can’t focus on much of anything except living to work and working to live.
This is extremely hard for me because I’ve always been independent and self-sufficient. I don’t make enough to pay my bills but yet I make too much to get any kind of assistance.
I am asking you to find it in your heart to help me in my situation…not only for me but my beautiful children that only deserve the best. I really want them to succeed in life but if I can’t, I cant expect them to. I’m tired of feeling like a failure as a parent.
Anything will help. I pray that someone will find compassion in their heart to help me out. I don’t have a set goal because there are so many things that I would have to put it towards and it seems like that fluctuates on a regular basis. I get one thing paid off and something else happens to pop up.
Again, thank you for taking the time to read this and in advance for any type of donation you can give. I just want to get on top of things and if I end up actually getting ahead, I would definitely love to be able to pay it forward!
God Bless and have a wonderful day!