Thanks, David.

Your story resonates with me.

I want you to know that the most important thing to remember is that your life will not always be this messy.

Your children will grow up and your financial responsibility will lessen. They will take care of themselves if you allow them to when they are ready.

Your struggle is real, and I know because I lived it.

Save? I don’t think so. Food is more important, making the rent is more important…hell….everything is more important!

I would like to share something with you.

It seems like we can never keep up, much less get ahead and I know that frustration.

I know how the circumstances you are describing can effect our self esteem, where we question our adequacy as a Mother.


I put one foot in front of the other, one hour, one day at a time and leaned on my faith.

Yet, those moments of doubt loomed large whenever other children enjoyed luxuries mine could not have. Or when they begged for the expensive tennis shoes or Abercrombie and Fitch clothing which I could not afford.

In retrospect, my children did not die because they didn’t get these things any more than I did when my own mother could not provide.more than the minimum basic essentials.

You do deserve your own bed! I wish you a king-sized warm comfortable mattress in a room of your own.

I am holding you and your children up to the light of abundance.

Please let me know when the bed arrives. I will send you some sheets and a homemade knitted blanket.