This has to be one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. But here I am. Asking for help. We moved to Washington state with big dreams. Dreams of starting a life here. We are from Sacramento, California and that’s where Moses went to college. He graduated then accepted an internship program in Southern California. From there he was picked up and started his career blindly in Seattle, Washington with hopes and dreams of settling and beginning our life. We were very naive. We did do some research and quickly realized we weren’t able to afford to live in the city so we moved outside of the city to Kirkland, Washington. Shortly after arriving I became pregnant. After our year lease was up, the rental company sent us a lease renewal with rates so high that there was no way we could afford them. Plus we needed a two bedroom for the baby. It was going to start at $1900. With us having no family here and his income slightly too high for assistance on day care everything would be out of pocket, so we made the decision for me to stay at home and take care of the baby. No we totally live off his income. Which. When we first got here was great income, but shortly after arriving they had a switch in management and he’s only making about half of what he first brought home. Not to mention he works commission. So nothing is really promised. With cost of living constantly climbing we were forced to move 1 hour from his job so him morning and after work commute are between 1-1.5 hours before and after work on top of a 12 hour work day. When he gets home he scarfs dinner. Holds the baby for about an hour and it’s time for bed already. To me, that’s no way to live. Washington is beautiful with nature surrounding you. But his job is so demanding due to being commissioned that he doesn’t have time to enjoy the nature, his family, or even a tv show. At this point he’s basically working just to stay on top of bills.
Well this past weekend Moses lost his father. We were already planning on moving back to California at the end of our lease in May. But now that’s been pushed up to October 1st. And if anyone knows moving is expensive but moving states is CRAZY expensive. Our U-Haul alone will be about $1000.
As much as it hurts my pride. We have to ask for help. We can’t do this alone. In the last week we traveled to California. And now this weekend we are going back to California for his dads memorial service. All costs we didn’t see coming. All while saving to move. As much as I want to say “we got this”….we don’t. We need help. We want Zethus to grow up with his family. His cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Us being alone in Washington sounded great until I realized how isolated he really is. We’ve been away from family for 4 years, and if there is anytime to be back with our family, it’s now. My heart hurts for Moses because we were so close to coming home when his dad suddenly passed away.
It hurts so much to have to ask for help from friends and family. But we can’t do this alone. Not during a time like this. I set up a fundraiser on Facebook. I’m not proud of it. But I did it to help find a solution. All proceeds will go to our transportation and start up costs to get on our feet in our new apartment all while managing bills in between time. Not to mention I’ve been to the ER 3 times in the last week from being so sick due to stress and lack of sleep. I’ve never in my life been sick due to stress. And this last week broke me. We will get through this. People have gotten through worse. But I’m asking if there is anything even if it’s $1.00. To please help out. Anything helps at this point. We appreciate everyone who has supported us on this journey, but it’s time to come home so Moses can be with his family during this time. Meanwhile here is the only picture I have of Moses dad holding baby Zethus 🥰
I will link my Facebook below where donations can be left. Thank you so much for reading.