|| Hyattsville, MD || Submitted: 2021-05-20
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We Lost My Daughter's Father, & I'm Struggling to Handle Our Bills Now. Please Help!
I have recently become a single parent to two wonderful girls and our third child, who is in fact our overly-spoiled dog. My oldest daughter just turned 16 years old and will be ready to start scaring me when she gets behind the wheel any day now! I'm teaching her how to drive, and I'm not sure there's anything more nerve-wracking than teaching your child how to drive. Thankfully, my youngest daughter is still a way off from that and is mainly focused on her soccer and video games. I worked long hours before the pandemic, so any time that we get to spend together, we've always really cherished.
A week before the shutdown began in March of last year, we lost my children's father unexpectedly. Needless to say, it's taken a huge toll on my family in every regard. We're struggling to cope with losing him mentally, emotionally, financially, you name it. It's been hard for me to step into the role of breadwinner, mother, father, coach, and homemaker while also grieving his loss. We're in a desperate situation in every sense of the word, and we need help.
In 2018, I was so excited to finally be in a stable place where we could buy a new car and afford to make payments on it easily. While we were stable back then, after losing their father, my children and I have been struggling. I'm behind on our car payment and am on the verge of having it repossessed, so I'm humbly asking for help with that so we can hold onto our only means of transportation.
Our car is vital to us because it's the only way I can get to and from work and the only way my kids can get to and from school. Since losing their father, I have learned that sometimes as a mother you have to ask for help for the sake of your children. Now is one of those times. We would be humbled and grateful to get this help, so much so that I promise to pay it forward when we're in a better place to do so. After a tough year, this would be a sign that there are better things to come for my family.
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