Please read our story
Itt all started when my sister in law went missing 3 years ago. My husband and I invested alot of time posting fliers and looking for her then to find out she was murdered it broke us. My husband lost his job and we eventually lost our apartment. It was my husband and I with my 9 year old son and our 3 year old daughter. We were staying in motels and it became very expensive. We couldn't get out . So we waited for tax time and used the return money to find an apartment. We felt so lucky to find a house for rent. We paid the owner the $2500 and would move in on the 1st of the next month.
On move in day we rented a UHAUL and when we pulled into our new driveway we came to find out there was a family already there and that the owners we paid that money to we're not the real owners and we were victims of fraud. We went to court but since the names they gave us weren't even real there was nothing we could do but use the last of our money to rent a storage and a motel room again.
My son started falling behind in school and was late alot of the days. There was so much stress we never had fun anymore everything turned into arguments. We looked everywhere for a room for rent but nobody would rent to all of us. We lost our storage so all we had left was what we had with us in our van and a few things at my husband's aunt's that she needed us to take so we then had to get another storage! Then I got called to the district regarding my sons excessive tardiness and was told I'd go to jail or pay fines if it continued. So I had to make a very hard decision and that was to have my son go stay with his biological father until my situation changed. That broke my heart because now I felt that I was failing as a mom. By that point I also had my youngest daughter so more money needed for diapers and other things.
So here we are today. We finally found someone that would rent us a room and it has its own restroom so we borrowed some money and finally able to settle down. This happened just in time for my 5 year old to start kindergarten and not have to worry about where we would go each day. But now we are losing another storage we are 4 months behind so we are sleeping on blow up beds with no clothes, no towels, blankets, no pillows we have gone without these things that other people take for granted. Our vans tags are expired so we risk it getting taken from us every day.
So basically all the things I mention are material things. Our storage has our beds, clothes, toy's, and some other things that can all be replaced but what can't be is the pictures and some things that only have sentimental value to us. What makes me feel so bad is that my youngest daughter has only know this kind of life and now that we are at least in a better place she still has no bed, she has never sat down at a table for dinner and we still have no routine because we have nothing settled. They don't have very much clothes but no dressers to put what they do away. No toy boxes or shelves. My 5 year old asks when she can sleep in a bed again and she would rather go back to the motel where we had beds, dressers, pillows, towels, etc. She drew a picture at school of her family behind us in what looks to be a house but she drew the symbol of the motel we were at. She asks me every day if we are still living in the same place or not. My son is still with his father but tells me he wants to live with me and I'm not able to be there for him when he needs me so I'm afraid he is losing hope in me. He has a huge box of cars he has collected since he was little and he always asks me for them. I know if we lose our storage he will be devastated.
So I'm really not sure what else to do at this point. I don't ever ask for help I don't even feel right asking now but I just want my kids to get a chance at a normal kind of life. At least where they have the things they need and those things have a specific place that doesn't change from day to day. I want them to come home to a place that is warm and welcoming. Where we can all relax and spend quality time together.
I am asking if anyone can help out with anything at all it would be so so appreciated!
The storage as of now is $420.00 it's including late fees. That is my main concern I just don't want to lose the little we have left. Apart from that we need to pass smog and pay registration for our van which is past due a few months so I'm estimating around $300 or so to get up to date. So I'm asking for help with $1000 this would help us get completly caught up and also help with a few things we may need.
I hope this isn't too long and boring for everyone that they just pass it up. God knows we are good people who really deserve a break. Thank you for taking the time to read this. May God bless you and your families always 💖