My name is Kelsey, I’m we years old, I have a son, Brendan, who just turned 3 on the June 21. He was born 10 weeks early, weighing 2lbs 14oz, but you wouldn’t think so just by looking at him now and he is smart! His Dr was estaic about how fast he caught up. Although 2014 was a rough year, 2017 has already chewed me up several times and spit me back out. January 6, my son’s dad was sent to rpf for 9 months to a year, so I I’ve been doing the single mom thing for a while now, I began to get depressed, all I did was go to work, come home, no free time, no myself time, and the days just seemed to run together. February 2, I lost my grandma. I felt awful because I hadn’t seen her in such a long time, because I couldn’t handle that she couldn’t remember who I was, my parents were, and she’d always bring up my weight, she never met my son because I was being selfish. I think about that every day:( So that just added to my depression. A couple weeks pass, and on February 20, I lose my only brother. He was killed instantly by a 51 year old woman who crossed the yellow line and hit him head on. He was 5 minutes from home, only 32, 4 kids, a wife. To this day I’ve never heard a bad thing siad about him. I lost alot of faith that day, and really just wanted to give up. My mother wouldnt go to his funeral, and that broke me even more. Itl then hit the lowest darkest point in my life. Time passed I met a guy through a supposed friend. And he pulled me out of the hole I’d put myself in to escape,only for him to use me and leave, but that’s okay, because he truly did save me. Fast forward to now, I lost my job on 22 of June. So now I’m looking for work and I’ve applied seberplaces and have upcoming interviews. But this doesn’t stop the bills. I don’t qualify for food stamps. My son is still in pull ups because he thinks if funny to go beside the potty or behind the house, rent, car insurance, and electric, the electric company made a mistake and closed my account and used my deposit to pay for most of the bill besides 50 dollars, I had no clue what was going on when I got up one day with no electric, they shut mine off thinking it was my neighbors so I had to call, open a new account, they told me id have to pay another 220 dollar deposit and it’s be on my bill and I would get it in about 6 weeks. I still haven’t received anything from them except a letter about the 50.30 that I owe. I’m trying so hard to keep my son an I off the street, or moving in with anyone, and til I find a job, which I’m praying this week! I am putting my pride away and asking for any type of help I can get, if it wasn’t for my son it wouldn’t be a huge deal. But he’s my world and I’ll do anything to make sure he’s feed, safe and warm. I hate asking for help but I don’t know what else to do because I’m already already truly trying and doing the best I can.
Thank you for reading, if you can’t or dont want to help I completely understand, if you can or want to thank you and God bless.