I've never been one to ask for help or show my vulnerabilities, but I am trying something new and stepping out on faith because I have been led by God to reach out in this way. I trust that God will not fail me.
My daughter was kidnapped from me, her primary caretaker for 3 years by her estranged father last year under the guise of a visit and brought to California and hidden from me for 7 months. I gave up everything, my house, my job, all of my savings, most of my belongings and my livelyhood to travel to California from Michigan in order to find and fight for my daughter. After being homeless, faced with constant challenges and struggles to stay afloat and positive I finally found a generous lawyer who was kind enough to represent me.This was a pure miracle. She helped me get my daughter back! We now live in veteran's transitional housing, in a home of our own but I still have no car and I can't work as steadily as I need to without transportation or affordable and reliable childcare. I've been using this time to console my traumatized daughter as well, since she has had alot of fear and anxiety. I've been working hard to bring structure and normalcy back to our lives. She did not deserve to be taken away and confused to this degree. I long to be able to give her back the life we had while in Michigan. I have prayed and contemplated different ways to make this happen. This came to me in spirit and so I am reaching out in hopes that kind souls will help me in this trying time.
With this money I would like to get a reliable car, brand new clothes, and childcare for my daughter; I would like to also get new clothes for myself so that I may look presentable in my profession and be able to venture out into new business opportunities that will help improve our lives. I would like to move out of the veteran's transitional housing into my own home again, either in this area or somewhere more affordable for me, and to furnish that home comfortably. The rest I would like to save for our day to day expenses until money from working and going to school finally start to build up some momentum. I am planning to further my education so that I may build up and start my own businesses in healing and writing. I am a massage therapist, published poet and novice artist. You can find out more about my work here: www.ramonajoy.com
I pray that God will bless us and bring us out of this challenge once and for all. The joy and gratitude that we feel for being back with each other has been wonderful and now it is time for us to get on with our lives and get back to being happy and free again. I want to see my daughter blossom into the beautiful little girl she is meant to be and I want to show her an example of success both professionally and personally. I want to show her the power of love, God and miracles. I trust that my wishes will come to be.
Thank you so much for reading. I wish everyone reading this peace, love, happiness and pure bliss.