I will now attempt to get through this without the tears. (good tears)
First off, we now have food....because of you guys and I think that is pretty flippin cool. Thank you so much for helping us during this time, it means more to me than anything. I was really worried about asking for help , thanks for reassuring me that I wasn't being some terrible person for doing so.
It's a tough time but I feel so optimistic , I know things will work out. I always see the bright side of everything anyway, but right now, I really feel like there are reasons I am standing in this place at this time. I have a feeling someday I will look back and see this time as 'where it all began'. If I can do anything for any of you, please, please let me know. I am forever grateful.
And John `kkart, you are the real deal and I have told you this before, your heart is kind, your friendship is true and I will always appreciate what you have done for me. (a few times) Knowing you are always in my corner, knowing how much you really care has made a difference in my world. Thank you.
I really don't like doing this, it's very difficult for me to ask anyone for help, it has always been that way for me but it's not just about me. On July 26, 2012, my employer/friend/room mate died in front of me from an abdominal aortic aneurysm. His name was Marven and he was 72 years old. He was my best friend. With his passing I am now left with no job and a 7 year old little kid to support. We live 10 miles off the maintained road up in the mountains. My daughter Haley goes to school 10 miles away from our home and we have no bus that runs out here. These gas prices are just killing me, as I am sure they are everyone but they are actually taking the food from our table at this point. I have had the help from friends and family and I just can't ask them for any more help. I have applied for assistance but it's not happening soon enough. I am a photographer and my lifeline at this point is my internet sales but I can't even afford to pay my internet charges and when that goes I will really be struggling to just survive.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a fighter and I will make it through this no matter what but I just need a bit of help at this point. I know times are rough for all of us, please know I would never do this unless I felt it necessary. I just need to feed my kid and get her to school.
I created a chipin account [link] and it felt so weird doing that for us but I am scared at this point and I have to try anything.
I am an Animal Rescuer My job is to assist God's creatures. I was born with the drive to fulfill their needs. I take in helpless, unwanted, homeless creatures without planning or selection. I have bought dog food with my last dime I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand I have hugged someone vicious and afraid I have fallen in love a thousand times And I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body too many times to count. I have animal friends and friends who have animal friends. I don't often use the word "pet". I notice those lost at the road side and my heart aches I will hand raise a field mouse and make friends with a vulture I know of no creature unworthy of my time. I want to live forever if there aren't any animals in Heaven but I believe there are Why would God make something so perfect and leave it behind Some may think we are master of the animals But the animals have mastered themselves Something people still haven't learned War and abuse make me hurt for the world But a rescue that makes the news gives me hope for mankind We are a quiet but determined army And we are making a difference every day There is nothing more necessary than warming an orphan Nothing more rewarding than saving a life No higher recognition than watching them thrive There is no greater joy than seeing a baby play who only days ago, was too weak to eat By the love of those who I've been privileged to rescue I have been rescued I know what true unconditional love really is for I've seen it shining in the eyes of so many Grateful for so little I am an Animal Rescuer My work is never done My home is never quiet My wallet is always empty But my heart is always full
Written from a wild heart by: Annette King-Tucker, Animal Rescuer
I'm so sorry to hear this Jen. I haven't been on dA or RB much this summer, due to family troubles or my own, and I hate to admit it, but, I'm not in a position to help at the moment, due to being on disability and barely able to make ends meet most months here. I guess we all have our own "hard luck stories" of sorts, but, I'm truly sorry to read that someone is making yours much worse than it needs to be. That's just wrong and very low. I'm sorry for what you're going through, and wish only the best for you and little Haley, and of course, Mikey. If I can't send anything monetary, I can send my love and prayers. I hope things work out for you real soon. I know you're a tough lady and won't let this get you down or stop you in any way! Take Care, my friend!
Thank you, your love and prayers are so appreciated. And no worries, that 'someone' has no power to alter my situation in any way, certainly not by acting like ass. And truth be known, the smile on my face, he helped put it there in a round about way. I am a very lucky girl to be surrounded by such incredible people here. Thank you.
Yes...you're right! We're all lucky to have each other as one big extended "family" of sorts, here on dA, and we all stick together, even though, occasionally, we have to weed out the asses! Hang in there! We'll all make it through, together!
I don't really know you and came here as a result of But I wanted to say I'm really sorry to hear about your friend, and hope you can recover quickly emotionally! I am also very sorry to hear about your financial situation! I can only imagine how difficult it is for you and your daughter! I cannot offer much in the way in money and for that I'm sorry. But I would definitely like to say I hope you can become stable in that regard soon!
Your daughter is truly lucky to have you as a mother I can tell you love her a lot! Heck, just the fact that you're willing to overcome your ego to ask for help is a testament to that! I wish you and your daughter all the best!
I'm also extremely sorry that you have had to put up with certain very distasteful persons (cough ~theredrobinrooster cough), their heartlessness is unbelievable and you shouldn't have to deal with them right now!
Thank you. Your kind words are appreciated. Oh, and the ~theredrobinrooster has had a more positive effect on things than negative. Because of his crapola, I have found so much more than I thought I was losing. Thank you for taking the time.
Thank you. You people are so amazing. Mr. Work Tie is a jerk but because of him being a jerk I have found new friends...... so it all worked....probably not the way he wanted it to though. LOL That's what he gets. LOL
so sorry to hear you are going though this, I say I can relate to what your going through, me and my family were on hard times too for a while,one point it got so bad that we could not longer afford the heat for our house and had to go though the winter without any heat. I really wish I could help, but I'm still really struggling myself, but I wish you the best of luck and pray things get better for you.
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`anmari has been spreading her infectious positivity throughout our community for over 6 years. Throughout this time Ana has been at the core of all things devious, passionately developing an eclectic gallery, helping organise devmeets, participating in chat events and also recently completed dedicating her time as a Community Volunteer. We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for May 2013 to `anmari, congratulations! Read More