The last 3 years have been hard for everyone. I have like most been dealt a rough hand this past year. I have a son who’s 13, he and I had to move back in with my mother and father in 2018. Due to finances. In 2018, sadly my dad who was our hero and rock died suddenly of brain cancer. Since then I have not only been the second source of income for my mother who’s in her ’70s, I’m also her caretaker. I’m trying to keep a house running and not fall completely apart. Keep my son happy, he wanted a dog. He got a dog and bills have become so overwhelming. They’re just pilling up each day getting higher. Before all of this in 2018, I was trying to get my credit back in order. Well since I’ve been back here, I haven’t been able to pay my own personal credit card, bills or any of my personal bills for that matter. I’ve even been operating on a free phone number most of the time to cut down on a phone bill. It just necessities and food and we all know food is only going up in price.
So, my son decided he wanted to get to know his dad better in Michigan and spend one year there with him. This is where the need of money comes in. His father has never been someone I could rely on, he’s 2 or 3 years behind on child support and when he promised he (my son) would want for nothing and he would take in the expense of getting him there to Michigan and bringing him back home to Florida when school let out, well I stupidly believed him. Now he’s asking me how I plan on getting. My son “Kane” home on June 9th when school is out. Gas prices are insane. A short-term round trip ticket to Michigan for two is astronomical and I don’t know what to do. My car recently broke down so I’ve been functioning with just one car sharing with my mother. Anything would be helpful to be honest. I’ve always worked hard and have never in my life asked another human being for money but Im truly stuck and see no other way. To those of you who see this and can help I assure you it won’t go unappreciated and when given the chance I will pay it forward to some other. This I promise. I miss my son so much and he’s expressed wanting to get home as soon as school is out. He isn’t happy up there anymore. Being able to do this as well as have some financial order when he got back would be incredible because I know he’s going to need all kinds of things when he gets back home to Florida. Big coats boots and long Johns just won’t do down here, unfortunately.
Truth is, I could really use some help financially right now and I know, so can everyone else. I have to try, I’m truly in need.