A young mother asks herself:
’Will my kids understand that Totty still loves them? Will we be homeless? Will I be able to provide for our children? Will his mind be forever gone from reality?‘
Stress triggered a breakdown 3 years back and a second one, as well as hospitalization has been an on and off occurrence since.
The children are close with their father and are too young to comprehend why Totty will play with them one day but is gone the next. Treatment has been effective for now.
With a third breakdown on the horizon, Their mother scrambles to see if she can keep her husbands health afloat for the children, as well as provide for her young children financially and keep the roof over their heads while also running errands, earning credentials to provide for her family independently if need be, and the daily parental duties of changing diapers and calming tantrums 24 hours a day, 7 days a week working from home is the only option for now, as a job away would only pay for childcare.
But with mounting tuition, a broken car brake and engine, a computer that needs replacement for work to continue at home, doctor appointments to try to have a chance to save her husband, father of her children, and therapy to deal with the trauma, among other piling costs, both the future and stability is an unknown.
It isn’t easy to be on the receiving end, but with the main breadwinner not guaranteed, and the health of a father not a promise, reality necessitates this request.
Every penny counts, and your contribution can and will keep these young children off the road of further trauma and afloat financially until ends are met on their own.
Thank you, from the little hearts of children and their mother alike.
Update: third breakdown has occurred. Although working, a refusal to pay bills (tuition or rent) has been threatened as a result of an altered state of mind by an otherwise kind man. Two walls of the house have been ripped with hollow holes, (thermostat and WiFi have been uprooted and missing as a result) tore up most of the furniture with scissors, cracked all of the girls dollhouse, toys, clothing armoire etc, and more. An image of happiness has been painted for the kids to believe their things will be renewed without an idea of how. They were told it was done by accident.
The father is currently in Jail. The children are kept oblivious as much as possible, but at some point, they will ask where Totty is…