My mom created a gofundme for my family because we’re in dire need of help. This is what she said:
A mother’s wish!!!
Created on February 22, 2015
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I am a mom of five beautiful, wonderful and giving daughters. For the last four years, it’s just been me and my daughters. I separated from their biological father because I knew they deserved so much more than what he was willing to provide for them.
Arianna is our eldest child, Ari as we call her is so warm, loving and helpful to anyone who is in need. When Ari was just 16 she began working a a local food store and became a major resource of our household income. My daughter is so timid, this position frightened her almost to death, but she hung in there and has been promoted twice in six years. Ari wants to become a dental hygenist and she has started college several times since finishing high schoool with top honors. Although she tries, the struggles we have financially has contributed to her set backs and her emotional health. When my daughter was only in elementary school, I remember her always wanting to have friends and be loved allways. She always there for me! An appliance broke down and she does what she do every Sunday, takes up her day and goes to the laundrymat for the family. She is our taxi cab and mom-away-from-mom sibling to her four sisters. I commute to work everday as a teacher to students with severe disabilities and educational deficiencies. I log over 500 miles weekly. So when I get home every evening, it’s ari who has transported everyone of her siblings to and from their daily destinations safely everyday. My daughter, doesn’t have time for a social life of her own because she to busy helping me!!
Tori and Taylor, our 22 year old twins. Again, wonderful, bright, intellectuals who graduated 3 and 6 respectfully in the senior classes and immediately attempted to enter colleges in different parts of Texas. Taylor tried her best at Sam Houston State and Tori was an Honor roll student at University of Texas at Austin. They tried so hard!! So many factors contributed to their withdrawal and the return home. The number one factor was concern for me and our strong attachment and love for each other. The stress was tramatic for Taylor who suffers from anxiety and depression. Tori wants to become a Speech and Language Pathologist and she is currently enrolled full-time at the University of Houston Central Campus. Tori has such common sense. She is well spoken and so dignified; such the lady all the time. Tori cries at the drop of a dime whenever there’s anquish or sufffering happening to anyone else; whether known to her or not. She is a fighter for fairness, equality and justice. Tori believes that things in life eventually works it’s self out and so her optimism is what trully defines stability in the household. Taylor will earn the right to become a world-reknown famous artist in her own right. Taylor is so gifted; so talented, I cannot in no way speak of her personal talents with enough significance to highlight the true level of her talent and the enormous size of her heart. She is always worrying!! Mostly about me. She worries silently, but her worries are not befitting of a child of her age. Taylor is suffering. She has spoken and wriiten about thoughts of ending her precious life. Taylor will not go for therapy because she says we cannot afford the cost of counseling/psychiatric sessions. I always tell her that we have private insurance and we will find ways for her to get help.
I’m so afraid of loosing my child!!! Taylor has made another attempt at school. She is enrolled in Graphic Art and Design full-time at Houston Community College. Everyday it’s a struggle for her!! Taylor is so afraid she will fail. The though of riding the bus on the occasions Ari can’t pick her is terrifying for her and for me because I’m afraid all the time I will get a call that she is hurt or hospitalized. She wants to succeed. She wants to make ME proud!
Sabrina is a walking talking beauty queen, both inside and out. Thankfully, she has friends and a social life. She is an honor student as well. At only 16 years old, Sabrina is full-time at her International High School for International Studies and full-time at Houston Community College. With God’s continued blessing, she will graduate with her diploma and an Associate’s Degree in 2016. Sabrina hopes to become an elementary teacher for at-risk kids. I think she should be a supermodel; but she says that that’s not the life for her. Her teachers always speak highly of her as she continues to follow in the footsteps her older sister modeled before her. I love my daughters so much. They are inspirational and much to be admired!!!
Amaris is the youngest. She is ten years old and attends her favorite school in Southeast Houston. Amaris is the only child who attended only one school . Because of financial troubles and lack of employment; I was always in school earning earning one of four Graduate degrees, working full-time and caring for our kids. However, we lacked the financial intellect and savvy to maintain stability, so we moved a lot. This is one reason, if not the main reason, the girls were not able to establish social connections every growing child desperately needs. Their attachments has been and still is a strong and unwavering bond among themselves.
Anyway, Amaris if we all would agree is probably the top honor student. Every years she wins hands down every award to be justly earned. She loves school. She is also recognized as a leader by her classmates and teachers. She stands so proudly in both her father and my eyes. her sisters adore her! She’ a bit spoiled. Rightly so!! She’s earned the privilege. Amaris wants to become a famous and talented Archer or Attorney. She wants private lessons, so I’m trying to find Schools where she can get a scholarship. When I asked her recently why she wants to become a lawyer, she answered that she doesn’t exactly know why, but that someday people will need her. Amaris loves flowers and things related to nature. She plants little flowers and seeds whenever she can. My daughters never ask for material things. They don’t have the latest tech gadgets, designer clothes, but are satisfied when we can occasionally go out together to enjoy simple things like the park, theater, museums, a fair, rodeo, carnival and a heated game of Uno or checkers. Amaris wants her own bedroom in the colors purple, blue and white. Purple’s her favorite color.
The girls are getting older and so am I. I worry what will become of them if I’m not here. The stress is so much. It’s unbearable most of the time. Many who might read our story may say she has beautiful daughter’s what’s her problem?
I know they deserve so much more!!! I know that I’m not what they need in their life. I want them to explore life, friends, fun, mistakes, adventure and make decisions for themselves!!! Decisions that don’t consider my needs. They are young. I am robbing them of the treasures of being young and happy. They should be able to spend their money on themselves, but they selflessly give it to the household budget.
Their dad was ordered to pay child support; either he doesn’t have anything to give like he says, or won’t because of his anger towards me. Whatever the case, they love their dad and rightly so. This situation is equally our fault.
What’s been stated about our daughters pale incomparision to their real truths! Everyone who knows them always state how truly blessed we are to have such remarkable young women. We are blessed.
But there’s tension, anxiety, depression and frustration! It’s mounting. The older they get, their needs far outcedes my ability to care for us all. Our goal is for them to remain at home so as not to accumulate unesssary student loan debt if at all possible.
On top of the already financial pains, my school district received notification of a possible closing in July of this year. Wow! Talk about scared! What do I do for my girls.
Currently, I’m not in the best of health, emotionally or physically. The daily travel is very difficult, but I would travel to the end-of-the-earth if necessary for them. They are worth every single moment I’m not in a comfort zone. They are my breaths of life. Our transitions are strained and I feel as though at any moment, I could lose them.
This is my mother’s wish. I wish we could get help with two year’s rental payment. The rent is 1,300.00 monthly so my daughters could use their hard earned money for themselves. I wish they could pamper themselves like other young women do; even occasionally.This wish would allow me to take the time
necessary to walk Taylor through researching and finding the best options for her to receive help for her mental health well-being so that I will not possibly lose my child to depression or suicide. My life will be over. Please, please, anyone, please help me to help Taylor!!
I hope anyone reading, contact me and ask Taylor to show some of her incredible Art Works. Truly Amazing!!! I wish we could could all attend counseling services.
My real reason for writing is just to let anyone, everyone in the world know that five women are coming of age as significant to contributors to our world. I want us to go on a retreat, I want them to discover their own “aha” moments. I want them to prepare soon for the transition into their needs and their wants. Most of all I want them to believe that they are worth of a full-filled life. I don’t want our situation to dim their beautiful outwardly glow. They are my lamp. These five girls are my blood, but the richness of their beings belongs to the world.
This is my,mother’s wish.
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