Organized by: Steven Higgins
My name is Steven and I'm the proud father of two beautiful girls. Before they came into my life I was selfish and arrogant and settled only pleasure. While in high school I enlisted into the army in the delayed entry program to chase after my dad's shadow and to use the bonus to help my sister out. I took my SAT, and did pretty well, and was offered a scholarship. I turned it down to continue with the military idea not knowing what was ahead. Upon leaving for boot camp, I impregnated a girl and asked friend to help her while I was away. I called home oon the holidays to check on her and the unborn child to find out she was hiding and not answering anyone. So, to my shame, I went awol just to find out she aborted the child by drug abuse. I was devastated! I turned myself in to face my punishment. After an other than honourable court-martial, I returned home with nothing to show and nothing to go home to. I ended up with a long time love of mine and after 3 years she decided it was over and she was pregnant. She claims to of list the child but her almost 6 year old boy looks similar to me. I asked and she denied he was mine. So I had to once again start over. Years later, after struggle upon struggle I met my wife and mother of my children. I've since then overcame addictions, suicide attempts, being homeless and hopeless. The past 2 years have been really hard. My wife and I fell into debt once I took a few days off for the birth of our youngest princess. I've worked harder and harder but with little to show. I've been unemployed for 2 months now and diligently seeking employment. This past Tuesday we were hit with an eviction notice with a court date. I can't help but wonder if i went to college instead what would be different. Would I still have met my wife and have my daughters? They obviously mean more than a 6 figure income. I just feel sho helpless yet responsible. I do my best to set a good example and be fair. I just did two interviews this week and i know something good is on it's way. I just need help getting my feet on the ground. I know there are people with far greater needs and my prayers go out to them. I don't ask people for anything because it's my problem and my responsibility but a wise man knows when to put pride aside. Please help me keep a roof over my family's head. The apostle Paul once said of anyone comes to you asking for help and you have the means do so; don't say next time or maybe later. God rewards the humble and good of heart and I know there are still good people out there. Thank you for reading and sharing this.