Humblely asking and in need of help
Thank you for taking the time to read my story!
I have been thinking about placing this request, and through all my research and trials have come to realize, I need to ask for help. This downward spiral began about a year and a half ago. My father in law was ill and in the hospital for about 6 weeks, when he was released from the hospital he came to stay with us to recover. Throughout this time, my husband lost hours at work while caring for his father. When you live with 1 income and 4 children any loss of income can hurt, I didn’t realize the long term effect and challenges we were going to face.
Our first obstacle was the threat of loosing our home, many sleepless and worrisome nights followed, we were able to hold on to the house and found peace again. But not for long, we had more unexpected expenses after the house issue, our hot water tank and water system needed replaced, car wreck and our furnace stopped working 2 winters ago. We finished the winter season by heating our home with electric space heaters. We were able to get a furnace this past winter, but over time and recovering from the above issues, our electric bill has suffered and and has escalated to uncontrollable bill.
I have tried to work with the company, but they are unable to work with me, I was instructed by the electric company to contact the commission to arrange a payment plan. I have heard back and they are unwilling to help, due to me not being able to keep up with the regular payments. I am now in threat of loosing my electric for my home and am terrified, if it goes off, I have no way to pay the bill to reinstate. I am required to pay $5000.00 to keep the service on.
I am sorry to ask for help, I know I am blessed in life and do not take any of my gifts for granted, I don’t know what else to do. My husband make just a little too much money to qualify for any help, yet with the past expenses we have endured I am depleated, emotionally and financially. We are a decent family, contribute to our community, work and I am currently finishing the requirements to obtain my real estate license. I know we are heading to the light at the end of the tunnel. If it wasn’t for my kids, I wouldn’t even ask,, but I need to be able to store our food, prepare meals and keep my kids clean. Living day to day can be a struggle but this hanging over my head has come unbearable. Once this last issue is resolved and I am working, I believe we will be able to replenish the funds for the next expense, but today I do not have it and today I am in need. If any of you are willing to help. I would be forever grateful and will pay your generosity forward.
Thank you for your consideration and God Bless.