My Strength

It was scary not knowing how we would take care of and provide for our families. Especially when not all creditors were willing to work with you. Going from consistent financial means to zero so fast was alarming to say the least. It shocked us. Our family became homeless and divided up and living in separate places which was extremely tough for all us and praying and hoping we were safe and not exposed to viruses of any sort actually. It weighed on us emotionally financially mentally, etc. Not having the means and not knowing when or what you were able to do was extremely frustrating for us. Family or friends that were affected and not all of them made it through and not being able to be there for them or help them or just so they knew that they were not alone was tough. I’m still healing from the trauma it’s caused however I’m hopeful and I thank GOD for making ways for us when we saw no way out. For being our strength for giving us peace for comforting us. I’m truly grateful for that! Thanks for allowing us to share our story.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: June 16, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Strongly positive
  • Who should know about this? Everyone, Friends and family, Leaders who make decisions, and My community

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Delray
  • Age: 41-50
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Being around too many people, Employment, Having enough food, Health of the community, My child's education, My health, Paying the bills, and Safety of my neighborhood

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • My story shows we need to: Think ahead to what's next
  • Who my story is about: Myself
  • Why people acted the way they did: --
  • How people were treated: People are treated how they want to be treated
  • In my story, there are: Solutions to problems
  • In my story: --
  • My story shows: I have no control
  • My story teaches us that: The community is vulnerable
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story is about: Hope