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Friday, December 07, 2012

With 2 birthdays and Christmas and Hubby getting laid off i am sure going to be tested. And i would be lieing if i said i wasn't feeling some Stress. Bills are ok i make enough to cover those. But i have 0 money for Christmas.... Not even enough to do Stockings and 2 of my 3 believe in Santa. :-(
Everyone tells me its about the Holiday and not the gifts... And they are right i know that. But will kids understand that Christmas has become so Commercialized that they will not understand why there is nothing under the Tree. And its to late to get any help from the churches or programs in town.
I swore i would never disappoint my kids like their Father has numerous times... But i dont have a choice i have to ..... I could just cry..... :-(
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  • v MAYBER
    There are so many great programs in the cities today please go check them out
    This is the time of year that the wealthy seem to give especially to the children
    Yes it is hard to do but remember who you are doing it for your children
    They are important and deserve what other have and someday you will be able to pay it forward
    Have faith
    One day at a time
    1296 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/9/2012 9:49:44 PM
  • v FUSIONFITNESS3
    I understand that this can be very difficult for the kids. I apologize for my comments early which minimized your situation. I assumed it would be easy to just be involved with some meaningful activities and stated it wasn't always about the gifts.
    I echo what others are saying about checking with the churches and agencies. There has to be some who are prepared to meet these "last" minute emergencies as you are experiencing.
    Let us know how it works out.
    1298 days ago
  • v BAKER1009
    Please check into the programs further. Even all the local news station if you have to. There are always people willing to help, and I am sure there is a secret santa just for your family!!

    Hugs,
    Beth
    1299 days ago
  • v CSAGIRL
    I'll be thinking of you. There are a lot of toy drives in my area, and I know I've been donating to several of them. You might want to get in touch with one of those organizations, and let them know about your kids.

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    1299 days ago
  • v KEEPITSIMPLE_
    I would re-check the church/churches all over your area. They help others all of the time, but be specific about in what your asking for and explain your struggle with the gifts and even a Christmas dinner. They are more likely to help with providing the "need", rather than giving money.

    I would also check with the Salvation Army and other charitable organizations. Try as many as necessary.

    And I would check out the Dollar Tree. That might be a good place to put a stocking together, If you have a little to work with.

    My prayers are with you. Hugs!
    1299 days ago
  • v AJB121299
    Sometimes the county children services might be able to help. Also go to a crafts store, they sometimes have days where one can make a free project. Good luck
    1299 days ago
  • v HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE
    You really should check with the church, they ALWAYS seem to have planned for times like these. *hugs*
    1299 days ago
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