Thank you for being here, I never thought I would find myself here asking for assistance. I am awake I should be asleep, but the stress of bills is keeping me up.
I have worked hard all my life started out on a farm growing up and learned good work ethics. I managed to land a good job through my hard work. As life went on, I raised two sons, one got into some trouble, and I ended up with his two children. Blessings for sure. Well, with lawyer bills and the cost of extra mouths and their needs not even including wants the money was stretching thin. I later found myself with 6 grandchildren living with me. I am a nurturer and love these children so much they all deserve a chance, but children need clothes, food, school supplies ect. along the way I have borrowed from 401k and took out loan after loan to pay these expenses. My grandchildren range in ages from 17, a senior looking forward to a graduation party, down to a 4-year-old. I had to purchase a bigger home, nothing fancy, just an old farmhouse we call home. Because I borrowed from my 401k to provide for my family, I owe 10,000 in IRS taxes, I do not want to lose our home. I work all the overtime I can.
The children’s parents have since moved in with me and are on a plan to get on their feet to hopefully someday move out, but in the meantime I have myself in debt so much, my health is suffering from it., I work for a Union and we give dinners out at Thanksgiving ect. I try to always give back. I have never been in debt this bad, between loans taken out and the IRS. If I could get the loans paid off, we could afford to live just fine. Food cost alone for 9 people is crazy.
If you can help, I promise to pay it forward when I can help too. Everything I did, I did out of love. I just did not realize how the bills were adding up and my income could not handle the load. I have used my savings and retirement without even noticing it over the years.
I am humbled by you being here, if you can help in anyway. You just don’t know how much it would mean not to be facing the world alone with this financial burden. God bless you and your loved ones.