Feeling a little down

The holidays, for the past 3 years have been extremely hard for me. This year is the worst of all. When I was younger, we always have big family gatherings at Christmas time. It was always magical and fun. Now a days, it seems like everyone is too busy for Christmas. Our family has outed us. My kids have NO idea why and think they don’t live them anymore. My heart breaks for them.

Money is extremely tight right now and I feel awful. We have presents (I shop during the year), we have everything we need for a great Christmas dinner, but it’s everything else. Bills are piling up, groceries are minimal, kids need certain things. Just gets to a person sometimes. I feel like I’m failing my kids.

We’re on EI right now and I’ve been looking for work (we don’t live in the city). I’ve has interviews but no call backs. I’m starting to think we’ll never get out of this rutt. I’m trying the best I can to stay positive for my kids and HOPE everything will turn out, because that’s all I have left… HOPE! Anyways. Thx for reading. Just needed to get it off my chest. Merry Christmas everyone! 🙂



8 Responses

  1. Hang in there, things will get better, you are better off than you think, you have family! Merry Ho-Ho!!

  2. Take it one day at a time . Stay positive and cherish the fact u have your fam jam with u

  3. I am so sorry you’re going through this right now, may i ask what area you live in? Redwater has some amazing resources and support if you are close to there. I moved here 3 years ago for my husbands work, our acreage is between gibbons and Edmonton and no business’s in the city would look at me because I had a rural address. It took me over a year to find the place i am at now, coming up to two years, its on the west end of Edmonton and I am always the first at work. I truly implore companies hiring to consider people in rural settings or that live in the outlying communities as they could be missing out on amazing long standing employee over something as simple as their location.

  4. Tim Jacklin Tim Jacklin says:

    life changes. my condolences for your losses. seriously. some losses are of ppl still living. hopefully you will make the best of it , with or without ppl you would rather have making the best of it with you. Peace.

  5. Hope is what has always seen me through the hard times. I use to tell my kids there is always someone worse off then we are. At that time I felt I was failing too, but when the kids were adults they told me they were great memories and it felt so good to hear. Keep doing the best you can.

  6. Sue Dubya Sue Dubya says:

    Hang in there, kiddo. You’re going to be okay! You’ve got an amazing outlook…Merry Christmas!

  7. Make new traditions. This year there are a lot of events and things to see that don’t cost a lot. Zoominesense, Legislator Light up. Etc Get some cute family photos.

  8. Marie says:

    Keep the HOPE. Small word, BIG meaning. Keep the HOPE … you will SURVIVE!
    Funny thing is – Every year … Christmastime comes to pass.
    Do with what you have
    Enjoy your children! There is no greater gift you could have than your children. There is no greater gift your children can have than you.

    For the ‘work’ piece, keep the hope, plus Monique Germaine Storoschuk Jones (above) appears to be reaching out to you.


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