Home is Where Our Story Begins

Let me begin by saying it may seem like someone on the receiving end of Charity has it made. After viewing some of the other requests and there causes on this platform this maybe true, but my plead for help is genuine and if answered by no means is it a free ride. The circumstances that lead me to ask for this help have not been easy. I have faced and continue to face huge obstacles and will continue to carry burdens no one person should have to carry.

I ask for money to buy a home only for my daughter, her chances at a better life and my stability and its effect on my being the kind of parent I want to be.

I had always thought my child would have a better upbringing then myself. I was raised in a very abusive, neglectful, drug poisoned environment.

This would not be something I would ever let my child go threw.

To be clear I made mistakes coming out of that environment that leave a person labeled a certain way for life. This now effects my opportunities to rent, where I can work, as well as the way any entity thinks of me who does a background check.

That isnt new. Many people go on to have great lives moving on from the mistakes they made as young adults.

I was going to have a family. I had a family. My daughter was once the best thing that ever happened to an army ranger honorably discharged from the tours he spent during the surge in Iraq.

Unfortunately she wasn't enough to heal those things that stayed with him after the battle and just like that after her first birthday I came home to find him on the steps. This was the end of my chance at family.

Most women receive support as a survivor. Too bad we couldnt afford a marriage license and had our daughter and too much going on to get married before his death. We were committed and engaged but to the military this wasnt enough.

 Twenty years old, a new born baby, and no support except for the family that neglected and abused me as a child, who never called anyway, there I was. To this day here I am. Alot more happens to this story but the main thing I have to get across is that I am still alone, I have a record that hinders me from certain work and rentals ect hanging over me, I have no partner, and I just want a home. Someplace to start. A base and as I get older I am starting to realize finding a man to provide or help is less likely to happen. In my situation, besides just being a woman in the first place without help ill never be able to achieve this on my own. I just want to be able to give my daughter something. Anything better then I had growing up. The stress of rent and the fact that I am putting almost 1400.00 a month toward something that isnt mine is not something I cant even express in words. I am alone I feel trapped my plan was to ask for help for a home a base something stable for me and my daughter and now I just find myself feeling like anything will help. If we don’t get donations we will be ok. We will struggle and my daughter will grow up knowing the harsh realities of life like I did. Thats ok thats real. But there is a different side that I know is there in this world although I never knew it and thats being raised in a home. With opportunities and healthy surrounding not being limited and left out of everything. I ask for you help in providing her a chance to grow up where the grass is greener. Thank you

 

Ps if your interested my fiance who passed is in a book called the good soldiers by David Finkel
There was a movie called thank you for your service this movie was based off the book. Thank you for your service by David includes a bit about the trauma me and my daughter faced. You ll find that our experience found our names inside its pages.
I thought I would share to encourage people to read and to validate my words here to you.
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