A better life
Organized by: Ashley Winner
My name is Ashley Winner, I am a 23 year old wife and mother of two. I'm asking for help because I don't know what else to do, I've become desperate. Im trying to afford a new place to live. My oldest daughter (5 years old) does not live with me, she lives with my mother until I can be able to provide for her. Thank goodness we were able to have her with us for Father's day this year. The car was down so I didn't get Mother's day this year. I live 3 hours away from where they reside trying to just be able to survive poverty. Its hard for me, I've never had drug problems and I have to see a therapist just to help remind myself that it hurts me not to have her but she is being well provided for and that's what's best for her right NOW. My youngest daughter (2 years old) is with my husband and me and we are doing everything we can just to keep up on diapers. Its the hardest thing for me when my oldest sees her sister living with us and she isn't, she doesn't understand and I WANT to be selfish and bring her with us, but it would be exactly that; selfish. My parents are more than qualified to provide for her for now. So today I'm asking for help for a new place to live, we have 60 days to get out of the house we are living in. Not for eviction but my mother in law let us live in her house while its on the market. She is looking to quick sale next month, so we need a place to live. I have poor credit ( score of 549) and cannot get approved of anything even a high interest rate credit card. My husband has no credit so he cannot be approved for anything, I guess no credit can be seen as worse than bad credit. I don't know what to do; my husband works 40-60 hours a week min wage of 8.75 / hr. Doing the best he can do weed eating for a golf course. He uses our only car to work so I stay at home with the baby. For one thing I've always wanted to be a stay at home mom..( would be better with both my children) but I get to bond and teach my daughter. Due to the circumstances with my children, I've had my tubes tied. It would be selfish to bring another baby in the would when I'm struggling the way I am now. So I enjoy being a stay at home mom since I know this is my only shot. But financially I don't think it will be able to last much longer. I've had two back sergerys from a birth defect so its just another reason I am better of a stay at home mom, but my husband works so hard just to give me the chance to be at home with my baby. It would be a dream come true to own a house that's big enough for us and my TWO girls, however reality tells me I'm going to do everything I can just to rent. Rent is approx 800 a month around here then 800 security deposit so 1600 cash to get the place. My last tailor we rented had a security deposit of $226 just for power and $60 for water so in total $1886 just to get a roof over our head and there is NO way I could get that kind of money. We only have the one car (2001 Buick Lesabre custom) with over 200,000 Miles the back shock fell out 2 weeks ago and it was $70 to get them replaced now the front end sruts are about to go and since it needs a coil spring with the strut it will be $140 to get that fixed. That's our sole means on transportation, for Mr husband to get to work, and depending on where we are going I don't like the baby to be in the car in case the tire breaks off. I'm sorry to ask for money, Honestly. I'm just desperate to get my family back together and be able to survive this life. That's what every SINGLE day feels like. Survival.