A New Beginning
Organized by: Sarah Schrom
As many people know, I have finally gotten the strength and courage to leave an abusive relationship with my husband of the last 16 years. Towards the end of our relationship he was bouncing checks, not paying bills, and money was always somehow short. Things were not adding up and I didn't realize how bad the problems were because I didn't have access to the checking account. All I ever got in response was lies, so I never knew what to believe. Our abusive, dysfunctional relationship has left me $1000 behind on my mortgage alone and with many other bills that need to be caught up. I was also told by the code enforcement that my old fixer upper farmhouse was not safe to live in and needed some repairs before my children and I could even stay there. I am now displaced from my home, driving my kids over an hour one way to school, and scraping together pennies to try to make this whole thing work I don't like asking for help and have an even harder time accepting it, so this is a very difficult thing to do. I just don't know how I will dig myself out of this hole and begin my new life without somehow coming up with some money. If anyone who donates would like to be paid back at some point, I would be more than happy to do that as soon as I am able. I would also be happy to exchange artwork for donations. Please don't feel obligated to donate just because you are a friend because I know money is tight for everyone these days. If you would like to chip in, then I thank you from the bottom of my heart because it is desperately needed money that will be put to a good use. It will help me and my children start this new chapter in our lives without the threat of losing our home hanging over our heads.