I am a 35-year-old, mother of four, and registered nurse for 12 years. I am, very recently, going through a divorce. So, as you can imagine, this new role as “single mother“ is new, and, honestly kind of frightening, for me. I, literally, have only one family member left. I was adopted when I was four years old, and both of my biological parents have passed away, my adopted father passed away two days before my youngest child was born in 2011, and my brother died in 2012. The only person left in my family, is my adopted mother. However, she is 80 years old, will be 81 in November, and suffers from moderate dementia. Therefore, she currently resides in a nursing facility for 24 hour care for safety concerns, as I am on able to do it at my home, by myself, at this point. So, how did I end up in my current financial situation, to where I am sending you this email?? Well, of course, going through a divorce, when my husband & I seperated, my life fell apart. At the time of his departure from our home, I started suffering from pretty Intense anxiety attacks. They would get so bad that I would not be able to go to work for my shift, and function properly, to take care of human beings. Therefore, I have missed a lot of work over the last three months or so, and, quite simply, got further and further behind in Everything. I chose to move my children to their previous school district, in Shippensburg, PA, and, by the grace of God, found a Woman who has been extremely kind & lenient. She actually allowed myself and my children to move into The house without even having the entire security deposit and first months rent upfront, as typically required by a landlord, prior to the tenant moving in. So again, that has been a huge blessing, however, I’m sure that her patience is wearing thin, as I am late on rent again this month, and have no idea, at all, where I am going to come up with it from. My rent is only $800 a month, which is typically nothing when I am working my regularly scheduled shifts, but as I had mentioned earlier, I was unable to work as often as needed, for the last couple months, due to anxiety attacks and depression as well.
With all of that being said, any assistance at all that anyone could offer right now, would be greatly appreciated! You have no idea. I feel like I’m in a dark hole, and I’m trying to dig myself out, and every time I think I can see a ray of sunshine peeking through, more dirt falls in on me, and it’s dark all over again, and I’m starting from the beginning all over again. I’m at the point right now To where I have no pride left, and I have no problem asking random strangers at the grocery store for money just to get milk for my children to have cereal in the mornings. I’m guessing that this all may sound exaggerated or a little far-fetched, etc., and trust me, I wish it was! Unfortunately though, it’s not. Everything that I have explained to you, thus far, has actually been happening in my life lately.
So, inclusion, I would just like to thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for even considering. I will keep praying, and continue picking up the pieces of my life, to get it put back together, and functional again. So, thank you for your time and consideration either way, no matter the outcome of this.