It is with a heavy heart that I must write this letter... I feel like a failure as a mother because I should be able to provide for my son.. I wish things were different, but this is the card I was dealt. Anyone who knows me knows I am a strong, independent, single mother. I do whatever I need to for my child and myself without assistance. I give my all to anyone who needs it and always there to help out a friend, even when I have nothing to give I find a way. It is taking all I have to be able to ask this. In December Gabriel’s grandfather passed away as most of you know and his life was shattered. This tragedy is now followed up with his grandmother and father moving to Florida to be with their family to help take care of the grandmother. This change of events has caused Gabriel and I to now relocate to Florida as well. I can’t in good conscious let my son be without his father and it would be selfish of me to ask his father to stay here and leave his family. A growing young man needs his father in his life. Being that this is so sudden I have no savings for an entire life move... I need to find a new home, rent a truck and drive the entire journey from NJ to Florida on my own. I have no savings as I am on a fixed income . There is no overtime so I have no way to save. I literally live paycheck to paycheck - I make it work.. I have no deposit to use for my rent since I have no lease here where I currently live at, so when I leave I leave with nothing . I need funds for a deposit, truck, gas, tolls, all the essentials as I have nothing . I am ashamed to say that, but I am a single mother, I work my full time job, but its enough to survive, not be able to save and restart somewhere. I am asking anyone who is able to donate anything to help my son and I to relocate in such a difficult and confusing time. My son is devastated to have to leave all his friends and start new somewhere. I will need to leave lifelong friends and family. However when something devastating changes in life sometimes it changes everything. I feel awful asking for anything but I didn’t know what else to do. I know it’s so hard for people , but I am asking that if you are able to help with even a small donation that would help us on our new unexpected journey. Both of our lives are about to change and be turned upside down and if I can do this move without making it more difficult it would be a blessing as my son is so beautiful and kind and doesn’t deserve to be more upset. Thank you to anyone who is able to donate and if you cannot donate something simple as even sharing this post may help us , as well as your prayers and good vibes. Thank you so much for your time and assistance.
During these unprecedented times, I know that many people are facing hardships. So, I am incredibly grateful for any donations. ( if anyone has resources such as a realtor/ banker for a loan or even a trucking service to offer that can help as well as I am in need of a new home and I will need to move from NJ to Florida )
Thank you all so much and I am so grateful and humbled.
Sincerely Jaclyn and Gabriel
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