The reason we're writing here is to reach out to everyone who stumbles upon this platform.
We're a family of four. We are Mac (24) and Anna (28). We have two beautiful and smart toddlers, with the age of 3 and 2. We've been having a rough start as a family. We tend to get by because Mac has work, and I somehow manage to make some money by buying and selling pastries and other goodies while a stay at home mom. I've started to homeschool my kids in preparation for preschool.
Here's how we started, we met at the restaurant where we used to work. We got close, became good friends. We became a couple. Our parents never approved of our relationship. From Mac's side, my family and I were too high maintainance and lifestyle was different. From my side, they disliked Mac and his family for being poor on both education and financially. We somehow understand where they are coming as parents now that we already are. We decided to stay together no matter what. We both have jobs and we are earning enough to support ourselves. We got pregnant and came along our eldest daughter. We were getting along okay, until a few months later, we discovered that we are pregnant with our little boy. When I gave birth, there were complications. We had to stay longer in the hospital to make sure that our baby was safe. This also means we had to pay a huge amount of money to them. We tried to borrow from our family and friends, only a few people helped. We also sold some of our things that we invested in for our growing family for us to be releases in the hospital.
Just a month after that incident, we were informed by our landlady that we need to move out of the place we're renting because she sold the unit. We also had troubles keeping up with the utility bill because only Mac can work that time.
We ended up leaving with rent cometely paid, but utility bills with a balance. Being in a condominium, it had additional cost for penalties and other dues. We made an agreement with them to paid everything in a few months, leaving our personal belongings and everything else as collateral. In the end, they ended up owning everthing. We tried to pay up, but it's hard to balance payablea and the financial needs of our family. Especially the kids.
We are now living separately, As we are not welcomed in our family's homes. It's been more than a year, and we're having difficulty to get back on our feet as our family doesn't help us too. Instead of being able to work, I couldn't. Because my mother hates our children and treats them badly. She doesn't like to babysit all day or even at night when I tried to get a job in graveyard shifts. I couldn't complain because they always threaten me they will kick us out. She does it a lot, she abuses us with words and physical harm. They made me their housemaid, I didn't mind dijng house chores at all. It's how they treat me as one that I couldn't take. Imagine having your family, give you their leftover food for your meal, sometimes none at all. I couldn't take it anymore. We couldn't stay with Mac's family. There's just too much people in the house and we're also not welcomed there. Sad but true. Our families our making it harder for us. No matter what happens, we made a promise to stay together. We love each other very much and nore over, our kids too. Our fanily is all we have. Please helo us save it.
We're here to seek help. All we need are some funds for us to be able to start up again, to have a home where we could stay together as a family, where our kids will be safe from people wanting to hurt and treat them bad. Please help us, anyone.
We jut want to have our family together again, as one. To keep our children away from people with negativity and bad environment. Help help us.
We can be contacted over email and Skype where we could video call and meet our family. 8