I am a husband and a father for my three children - a 10 year old boy, an 8 year old girl and our little 1 year old baby girl with special needs (She has Down Syndrome). As we all know, life has not been fair for the most of us and challenges just regularly come (and sometimes painfully stay) in our everyday lives. to cut the story short, here's my story:
My wife and I used to have stable jobs to provide for our family. As for the kids, we used to have a nanny for them. She was caring and all until recently,when my family got home realizing that the nanny ransacked our house. Taking everything we own, leaving only the bed some clothes and pots and pans.
Because of this, for fear of it happening again, we have decided that I resign and personally look after our kids. Since I love my wife and plus the fact that I get to bond with my kids as well, I said yes. I did ask our parents to help but they can't. My parents are busy taking care of my already bed-ridden grandma. While my in-laws offered to help, I politely declined because they proposed to take care of their grand kids provided they (kids) will stay and study with the in-laws in the province, leaving me and my wife here in Cavite.
With the hope that everything will be OK, we were wrong. Things have been very difficult for my family since my forced resignation to be a stay-at-home dad. My kids' school tuition fees, regular check-ups and and therapy sessions for my baby girl have been nails being hammered on my head every single moment of my waking life. Mortgage and other financial obligations, being long overdue, struck my wife the most because of her limited salary plus the stress it puts her in because of this crisis. She eventually had a nervous breakdown that triggered her Grave's Disease rendering her unfit to work.
We are severely in debt. We have already sold most of our belongings. And even worse, both of us are unemployed. We somehow get through by me doing errands here and there. I still cannot work full time because now, not only I have to take care of the kids, I have my sick wife to worry about as well. As hard as it may sound, we are literally in the brink of almost begging money for food.
Personally, this is not for me. This is for my family. I will do everything i can to provide them what they deserve. A little boost, an opportunity, is what I need. I am planning to start a small business, a food stall in front of my house, so i could somehow provide financially while at the same, I will be able to look after my family 24/7 as well.
Thank you in advance for your help. Every cent will count. God bless us all.