I could never imagine in a million years that I would be in such a position to ask for help. At first you feel like, ok, this is life as a single parent. And then…. real life happens. A little about me… I am recently divorced. A single mom of 3 under 4. A recent mother of a child in Pre-K and a mini van driving soccer mom. In addition, a mother of twins that just hit the terrible 2s. I never saw myself as divorced. Or as a single mother. But here I am, Doing everything I can to make sure my children remain happy and loved. I never wanted this, but it happened. Just as life happens. We all know along with divorce come divorce debt. All those wonderful things you are paying off together and now have to split and take with you. I bought my own home, with shared custody of my 3 babies. Now I’m struggling to stay afloat with the wonderful gifts of debt I was given by life. I am doing everything i can to make ends meet. I work full time, I am selling everything I can get my hands on that I dont have to have, I have even borrowed money… still not a dime to my name. I know when this “gift” is paid off I will be able to provide and support my amazing family, but right now I am falling miserably behind and struggling to get groceries week to week.
In addition to the financial struggles, i recently went through a program for anxiety and depression. All the while holding on strong for my kids, and my job. I was also recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, which sometimes makes it hard to function in general… but i still get up, and i still go to work and i still maintain for my children. This is all on top of my already existing Meniers disease which can also make for troublesome days.
I know that this doesnt seem like much to most humans. And I also know that some people have it wildly worse than me, which is why I am still grateful for everything that i do have. But when you are going through it it is so freaking hard. So freaking difficult and so severely sad when you have trouble even feeding your children at times. If i could only get ahead i could be real again, live my life again and give my children everything they deserve, and more than PB&J for dinner. So what I’m asking is a way to get ahead. A way to get to a place that I dont worry week to week about losing my home or providing for my family. And I swear that when I do I will make it right and pay it forward to everyone that has, and hasn’t, helped me get through this terrible time in my life. I hope to help someone one day get ahead in the same way. I appreciate everything that anyone can do for me. in a magnitude that can not be expressed in words. In times of crisis, we all need one another. That’s part of being human and part of survival. The world needs us all. We all write our own stories in life, and we all have a right to a happy ending.