When it comes to asking for donations, most of us head for the hills. We get it. It’s intimidating to ask other people to part with their hard earned cash. We are running out of options, so....here goes.
Carter entered our world two weeks early in March. The baby formally known as Paisley was delivered via emergency c-section and left a dent in our pockets. Not to mention living off of 1.5 income for 16 weeks added to the pile up of bills.
Nichole returned back to work in July and it was finally time to play catch up. Only catch up felt more like living check to check with barely enough to scrape by. The most important things were taken care of first, but it stil left an empty feeling in our pockets. On top of our normal expenses, we now had childcare to consider. The extra money that we normally had, now went to pay our awesome Nanny Jazmin, who by the way, is really not expensive at all. We wish that we could pay her more, she is more than deserving as she exceeds all of our expectations when it comes to a loving nanny for Carter. Car notes are now being paid a month late, phones were cut off and some weeks we are barely scraping up money to feed us. Thank goodness for breastfeeding and diaper raffles...at least there is one thing for Carter that we don't need to spend money on...as of yet. But, he is growing quite fast and those 0-3 month onsies definitely no longer fit LOL
So we say all of this to bring us to this. We are broke. And on August 14th, we were served with a letter to vacate the property in which we have lived since March of 2012. The owner gave us 45 days notice. He is selling the property, and we have to be out on Sept 24. There aren't enough words to describe the terrible amount of stress and anxiety that has be placed on us. We have both been searching for better paying jobs, Nichole has even considered finding a job to work graveyard so that we aren't spending so much in child care. To bring in extra money, Nichole has been selling clothing out of her closet. We are trying to leave our problems in the hands of the Lord, but we'd be lying if we said that we weren't worried.
At this moment in time, we are sad to say that we have not had the time nor resources to save the money that it would cost to pay the first months rent and deposit. Nichole's only thoughts are that we are going to be living out of our cars with a 6 month old. We are asking each of our family members and friends for a small donation. All monies donated will go towards covering moving expenses. This includes rental deposit, moving truck, boxes and cleaning. At this point, anything will help. And we are completely gracious and no donation is too small. With each donation, we hope to send you a small token of our appreciation.
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your time and consideration.
- Tamara Marlene
- Esprit Loren Jones
- Lauren Brake
- Lynn Spurlock-Bell
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