A piog made me think of something in my past. Being a single Mom for several years and looking back at all the responsibility that was on my shoulders in providing for my girls during that time......I was thinking about the hardest time I ever had after my divorce.
It got me to wondering what other Moms have been through as a single mother and with all responsibities on their shoulders and...what is the absolute worst time you might have had? Like one of those "I'm beginning to wonder if I can really, really do this by myself" moments"?
Mine was a period of a year and half when we were living in an apartment (no friends-family in the state and no financial help from anyone)..we were living on about $700 mo with rent at $450. We had no car and no furniture except the girls bed and a 13" tv. That was it. We ate on our lap, I slept on the floor, watched tv on the floor, did everything on the floor, homework etc. My cell phone was constantly getting turned off bcz of using the money for food & medicine instead. I have seizures on top of this so, could not do without my medicine and am required to see my doctor every 30days.. Meds were $90 a month and I didn't qualify for help with that.Once in awhile Doc would give me samples.
We were literally stuck between a rock and hard place. We made too much to get help and not enough to make it on and were just meeting our basic needs, food, shelter, clothes on our backs. I cannot tell you how many meals of beans & rice we ate, my girls still hate beans to this day. It was during this time that life seemed so bleak and like it would never end. I was terribly depressed also.... We would walk a mile to the grocery store and a mile back home with groceries in freezing cold & suffocating heat, pouring rain. There is more but that's the jist of it.
I never, ever, ever want to see days like that again! We made it through and I know we survived it, but it got pretty bad all the way around. I know my dd's are tougher and learned a few things about standing in free food lines etc. About pride too. We had to survive and that was that.
(you know,... they say someone elses situation can always be worse than yours)
What is the worst situation you have ever had where you wondered if things would ever get better?
I can always learn something from someone else.
Answer by crazycatlady66 at 3:42 AM on Jun. 24, 2011
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Answer by MamaAlice54 at 4:42 AM on Jun. 24, 2011
Answer by rio_burb at 9:45 AM on Jun. 24, 2011
Having to figure out how to feed two kids while unemployed and receiving NO support from a deployed husband. We ate a lot of hot dogs and pasta.
Answer by 1smartcookie at 12:49 PM on Jun. 24, 2011
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Answer by sugamama3 at 1:00 AM on Jun. 24, 2011