I was homeless once with my kids... We lived at the salvation army and had to be out by 6 am every morning... I rode the city bus as much as possible and my kids were neat and clean no one even knew we were homeless... My ex husband had screwed up so bad we were evicted and i lost my job our car was repoed it was tough. Once my daughter who was 9 month old lost her socks and i had to steal a pair from walmart... I still get scared every time i think of that moment when i had to make that decision it was December and cold. The salvation army made us leave the premises so i couldnt get socks from anywhere else. I had been walking in walmart for hours just pacing my heart was pounding... I had that tingling feeling all over you know when you're just sure you're going to get caught but my girl needed socks... I couldnt take her out side in frigid temperatures with nothing on her feet... Finally i just took a pair... One of the most profound moments in my life... I Will never forget. That night i used someone's phone and asked my mom to take my children until i got on my feet. I was 19 with two kids and a husband who did nothing but hurt us. I made it my mission to never depend on a man again. Being homeless can happen to anyone. You never know who around you really had no control over their situation... I dont have much but i try to help people as much as possible because some of the people i met while i was homeless had just fell on hard times just like me. Yes there are always the ones that just let addictions overturn their lives but its not always what you See... I promise.
on Dec. 27, 2011 at 1:28 AM