Firstly, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to any and all that has taken the time to read my message. As I am sure you can imagine, this is not easy to ask folks for help. I have always been self sufficient. I am a 42yr old mother of four, educated and a licensed Realtor. However, a few years ago, things took an unexpected turn for the worse. I did not realize my husband had been “making money” in other way which ultimately landed him in federal prison with myself and my four children to pick up the pieces of what we thought was our life and try to move forward. We received another hit when my daughter , who was in college at the time, was diagnosed with cancer, bladder cancer. This was extremely taxing on our family emotionally, mentally, physically and financially. She is in recovery thank goodness but she has developed severe anxiety and PTSD in fear of it returning, my poor girl. Under her, I have been given three wonderful young men that have been very strong and although when the news broke of my husbands arrest, it was in the papers and online etc , they received taunting , remarks and were made fun of in school but they are persevering thus far. As I mentioned before, my profession is a licensed Realtor and I’m sure anyone reading this will know that the real estate market is at a standstill and rates are through the roof. My job is primarily commission based , so needless to say, if I don’t work, I do not get a paycheck. It has been beyond tough and with the holidays coming, I’m not sure what to do.
This will now be our second season without my husband and my children’s father, last year was horrendous. I was hoping to make this holiday season a little bit more special for them. They deserve it.
Again, thank you for listening and I sincerely appreciate any kind of generosity at all.