- We can't afford for Andrea to quit her job.
- We can't afford for her to go to school.
- We can't afford to send me to school.
- We can't afford for me to get a car to commute to work.
Dreams are funny things, you can have them and feel passionate about them, but that doesn't guarantee they will happen. You can work hard for them, but it doesn't mean they will come true. Things happen in life that we have no control over, sometimes you need to take care of the needs of others; sometimes it's being an adult and having responsibilities - there are a number of things.
Even if a dream isn't lost forever, it still is hard to lose it in the present.
I'm sorry Andrea, at the loss of our dreams.