What will our family do? I would do anything to get out of here.
What am I gonna do now?!
Life was extremely difficult. Sure, we had the soup kitchens for food, run by local churches, but these were not substantial, and didn't give us much strength. My husband and I were not in good states at this time. We did not know what to do with ourselves anymore.
I'm sorry mother.
Son, why do you look so thin? Have you been eating?
3 days later of even more suffering and pain, my husband commit suicide. He fell into an even more terrible state over the past few days and it just happened, without me knowing. Now there was just my children and I.
2 days later...
Why, why, why!
Life with my husband was difficult, but now with my children only having me to look after them, was a terrible struggle. My children needed me, but I was in an awful state of grief.
Mother, when all of this is over, I will take care of you no matter what.
Here let me help you.
A few days later, I noticed my son looking very thin and frail. He told me that he's been giving majority of his food to his little sister. It broke my heart to know that he could die soon. He was suffering from malnutrition. I tried giving him all my food, but he didn't take it.
My son passed away to malnutrition.
The next couple of years were some of the most difficult times of my life. I spent everyday dedicating my time to help my daughter. We only had each other after all.