This is true. It was amazing. I can't really put it into words how amazing it was. I am forever grateful to the people who gave to us, even though many were going through tough times themselves, they saved us from getting foreclosed on.
I am also acutely aware of how lucky we were, how lucky that so many others aren't. If I can put one thing, okay, TWO things in your mind, let them be:
Your economic reality is NOT a proxy of your moral fortitude, nor is it the sum of who you are, and
Don't be ashamed, ask for help. It is sometimes the hardest thing in the world, but hiding your situation is so much worse.
OKAY! Happy News: I'm raising funds to print the first year of Tiny Pink Robots!