I became a divorced single mom with 7 kids 12 yrs ago when my husband and father of all of my kids decided to walk out on us on his 45th birthday saying "I want to be single again". I was 2 months pregnant with our 7th baby and it was a planned pregnancy. He was a youth pastor as well as worked for the airlines and made great money and I never saw it coming. My mom was dying of pancreas cancer at 63 and my only brother was also dying of bladder cancer at only 41 and I had recently lost 84 lbs after all of us were exposed to radiation. I got better with a ton of prayer, but lost both of them unfortunately within 6 mo. of my ex-husband walking out. I was so devastated and if it wasn't for the church and my faith I would've given up. Everyone thought we were the perfect happy family. He took all of the money and we got evicted and both cars were repossessed. He has only seen his kids 5 times in 12 yrs. He barely pays any child support because he earns tips and they can't prove his income. Anyway the church helped me get a 3 bedroom 2 bath home with 2 living rms that I use as bedrooms for $1100 a month. They got me in here in a nice neighborhood within one week of giving birth on Oct. 31st 12 yrs ago. With the exception of a few shaky first yrs here trying to keep the bills paid, I have managed to stay here 12 yrs now. The landlord has recently texted me he wants to sell the house. I tried to qualify for a loan to buy it so I didn't devastate my kids by losing the home they have known all these yrs with all of their friends and a beautiful park a short walk away. I was qualified for a loan with the help of my 20 yr old son previous to COVID but he lost his job because of the shut downs and I no longer qualify on my own due to my disabilities keeping me from working a normal job. I do earn a small monthly residual income but I can't prove enough income to get approved. He is asking $230,000 but it's not worth quite that much as it needs a lot of things replaced like drywall, all cabinets, carpet, and bathroom tiles that are falling off. I asked for extra to cover GFMe's fees and to have extra to do the repairs. I don't know if there's a kind soul out there or many who give a little, but it would mean so much to this single mom and these well behaved, home schooled kids who shouldn't have to endure another loss as they have already lived such a tough life without complaining. Thank you in advance to anyone who helps as it would be a miracle but such a blessing for my kids to get to stay here because I don't even have the first, last, and security required to move anywhere else considered safe that are all at least $1600 x 3 in this city.
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