What A Mother Will Do....

Good Morning friends, family and people I may not have met yet.  First off - I am a Mother.  I hold that title near and dear to my heart and it is the greatest title I will ever hold.  THAT, I'm sure of :)  I am currently in a bind that I can't seem to get myself out of...Time is against me as I believed I could continue to wear many hats.  I'm here to say....Man Down Or.... Mother Down :(

I am a single mother of three and have always put my children ahead of my needs.  Any of you that know me - know that.  I am a woman of my word and a damn hard worker.... and giver.  If I have it - I will give it.  If I don't have it - I will help find a way to get it. That's who I am.  I am the "nice" girl who gives everyone a chance to prove who they are.  

I am in a bind because I trusted.  I believed in people that took from me.  They took my kindness and manipulated it, yet I still had faith that they would be what/who I saw  them to be.   As things got worse....and worse......and worse.....Everything soon became 
"My Fault." How is "helping, believing and having faith" my fault.  (The toxic began)

I am relieved and happy to say my "toxic" has ended.  As I battled the "toxic"....other issues were piling up quickly.

My children:  
My son (who is on the spectrum) was diagnosed last year with alopecia areata.  If you don't know what it is: it's when patches of hair fall out of your head.  Circular patches, oblong patches....It would bring tears to your eyes.  My son has been wearing a hooded sweatshirt or a hat for a year and a half now. Very brave boy.  You have no idea how many tears I've seen.

My daughters are close in age to eachother and very different.  Almost like a Ying and Yang :) They feed off eachother and are best friends.  One of them is about to have surgery in a few weeks.  FYI:She called her sister first to ask her what she should do. When I heard of this  I felt like it was almost a "Who wants to be a Millionaire" episode calling a lifeline! Sweet sisters...They have been sooooo good, but we are headed into murky waters.

I am also saving a business that brings good, happy times to families an hour away from my homebase.  My new landlord has been wanting to evict all tenants for about a year now in order to build an extreme shopping plaza.  My x boyfriend had been trying to sabotage the business by going after me and it.  I have depleted my savings to try and fight for my store (which was fine at the time), but I was thrown yet another curveball.  I foolishly put my name on financial things for another.  Out of the kindness of my heart...I believed people need second chances.  Second, Third, Fourth...he's moved along and shows no intent on making good on what he took.  Shame on you.  Thank goodness - my heart hasn't hardened.  I won't comprimise my integrity for other people, but I won't EVER put my name on anything for anyone ever again.  Hard lesson learned at 44...but I'm not hardened :)

Here I sit.  Saving a home.  Saving a buisness.  Saving my children. BUT - the first one I have to save is myself.  I am the glue and little people (and big aka:staff, family, friends, investors) are relying on me.  They keep believing in me even when I feel beaten.  They force me to be creative and continue to find solutions.  They believe when my faith is slipping.  That's what is driving me to ask for help using this go fund me.  They are holding me up as I continue to stand in the front line of fire, yet I am still standing.  I am minutes away from loosing everything and I haven't left myself enough time to repair because I've been working most hours.  As you can see I'm in a bind.  

Basically - there is so much more...I can't even say. It's not really necessary.  Bottom line is I need financial help quickly.  If it's possible - can you please donate so I can get out of this mess (I will loose my equity I have in my home and I've worked too damn hard to loose it) I will pay you back so please don't be anonymous.  Anyone who knows me - knows my integrity will never faulter.  I am still a believer in good always wins and that will never change.  If I could fast forward to a year from now....life would be GRAND.  I can do this - I'm simply a mother without enough time.  My goal is that repayments will start in January 2016. I probably can't pay you back with interest - but I WILL pay you back.  

P.S.  Please let me know what you need as I am selling everything except my cookie jar collection.  (See mom....no worries.  I got this...please don't cry)

Thank you ahead of time for a simply prayer or loan

Have a GREAT day :) 

Jennifer Bongiorni Gallan
aka: "Mother Down"


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Jennifer Bongiorni 
Eastchester, NY
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