Just the Basics Needed

This is something that I haven't written about on FB, so not many people will be aware of how tough 2013 was for us. I have been unemployed for most of the year. I have accepted every job that has been offered to me, however, they were not permanent and did little but keep us afloat. I have done taxes, handed out radios at conventions, cleaned, and even tried to sell my own crafts online. Nothing has worked out and I'm beginning to feel like a loser and wonder what is wrong with me.

We have long since given up all extra comforts. We don't smart phones, no cable services, we don't eat out, we can have meat OR snacks, but not both, birthday gifts have been crafts we made and we didn't exchange Christmas presents this year. We have been through our savings and I had to cash out my 401(K). On the positive side I don't use credit cards and everything I have, I own outright, including my car.

I have been through a whole range of emotions - from hopeful, to anxious, to confused, to angry, to scared. In addition, people have stopped believing in me. Even if they don't say anything, I can hear it in their voice and see in their eyes - they don't believe that I have tried hard enough, that somehow this is all my fault. I've tried to study job searching websites, update my resume over and over, edited my cover letters, and have even blamed it on my increasing age. I don't have an answer...

It is completely humbling to have to ask for help in such a public manner. But I have no family to ask and my church has already helped me. It wouldn't be fair to ask them again, as there are people in more dire circumstances and with greater needs. Every month we have been depending on miracles - so I thought this website might be my miracle this month. It is already the 7th and I haven't paid my rent and I am anxious and without many options.

If you are able to help with any small amount - I would appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. Included in the total amount is a 450.00 lab fee my son needs for college by February 10th, and 111.00 is the fee that gofundme will collect from any donations.

I understand if you cannot help - and I wish you many blessings regardless. Thank you for reading and Happy New Year. :)



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