Hi, I am Sheila Bodiongan 27 years old. I have a 5-year old daughter whom I am struggling to raise on my own.
Long story short, I personally chose to be a single mom than to stay in a very toxic and abusive relationship with the father of my child. I get no child support from him which doesnt come as a surprise. I dont want to harbour negative feelings towards him or anyone, I know things happen for a good reason. And I feel no regrets with the choices I make in my life. And I certainly dont feel any regret about walking away from the relationship and handling parenthood on my own.
My daughter is the best gift that life has ever given to me. Being a mom has made me reach levels of understanding and wisdom that I would never have experienced if I didnt become one. She is amazing. She inspires me the most. When Im down and depressed, worried about not being able to give her a good future, she just comes to me and say "Mommy, dont be sad. I am here now." And gives me the most reassuring hug. My daughter is the most awesome person in this world. She keeps me sane when Im going in sane.
I am struggling to get a regular job because I have noone to help me look after her. I have a grandmother living with me at home but she has a leg problem and experiences leg pain every now and then. I used to have a regular job but it was hard having my mind not to be focused at my job because I am worried about my child and my grandma at home, so I just decided to quit my job and look after my daughter.
Its hard not having money. Its hard when the school tuition comes and I have no money on hand to pay it. Its hard when I couldnt even afford to buy my child the snacks that she wants for school. Its hard when we have no food on the dining table. Its hard when I just couldnt do the things I want to do, when I cant really provide for my daughter.
But despite these, I try to take on life with an optimistic heart. I know these struggles are temporary. Better things are to come for me and my daughter. For now, I am just knocking on your hearts to spare me some help. I would really, truly appreciate any donation that you can give.
Its never easy doing a two-man job. But I keep telling myself to just keep pushing forward.
I am hoping for your kind hearts to help me on my journey. I know this rough road I am going through wont last forever. But until then, I am humbly asking for your help to support me and my daughter.
Thank you very much.