Hello there. I know the title is off-putting, but the Lord said “come expecting a blessing…”
I’ve never done anything like this before, and I rarely ask for help, but it would seem that life is enjoying throwing every curve ball it can at me. Back in 2017, my husband and I, newly wedded, took a chance and moved from all things familiar hoping to better our careers and, in turn, better our future. Soon after getting situated in our new area, we discovered we were pregnant with our very first child! I worked two jobs while my husband secured a management position in an attempt to bring in enough income to see us through the start of our new family, but as fate would have it, we were hit with unexpected medical bills, never was reimbursed for our move, had vehicular accidents resulting in total loss and adding new vehicle notes, and ended up with a tax debt due to us being in another tax bracket. Neither of us was making a lot with the current bills we were paying, so that all took us by surprise. I ended up drawing down my retirement from working with a State agency to aid in our distress, and had to turn to family for what little help they could offer. By God’s grace, we were able to make it through the first ten months of our daughter’s life. And as life would see it, around the 2018 November-December Holiday Season, we discovered we were pregnant again. Still struggling to pay the bill from our first baby’s delivery, plus daycare, baby item expenses, rent, utilities, and vehicle notes, we attempted to file our taxes early in hopes of a small refund. That was not to be as my retirement withdrawl used to help us that year, added more tax debt to our household. Becoming more stressed and down-trodden by our worsening situation, I had a massive anxiety attack. My husband quickly stepped down from his management position to be more available to our little family, thus decreasing our income further. After that, I also changed jobs so I would not be in a position to lift heavy materials and have the weekends free to keep our eldest child. My mother who had been available to travel to where we reside and help look after our first-born has been ill and back and forth to the doctor, limiting any aid she would be willing to give. The position I accepted would not pay me while out on maternity leave, only because I had not been with the institution for one year or more; this further hurt us. We both took out payday loans to help cover us where we were short, and I was eligible to receive a few small checks for short-term disability. However, what we had and have in our account is not enough to cover any of our bills or pay back the loans we took out. My husband and I are working as hard as we can while I take care of our two beautiful daughters, and I am afraid we may be facing eviction soon, vehicle repossession, utilities being cut off, and scarcity of food on the table for our children. This was not an intent of my husband and I when we set off to better ourselves, but it seems as if this is a constant rut we are in, and we keep getting hit with storm after storm. I want to be a fully functional and successful individual who continues to work hard and strive for better; I just need and ask for a bit of help to break this cycle. I believe something good and wonderful is coming my/our way, and I choose to TRUST GOD on this. HE has said “Ask, and It Shall be Given…”, hence the reason I am here now. I am asking for a little help to get us back up on our feet, to be able to provide for the family we now have, and to one day, pay it forward and bless another as someone here will bless us. God Bless you, and Thank You.