|12-10-2009, 09:46 PM||#1|
Banned by request.
Join Date: Dec 2008
As some of you may know from my past posts, I'm a stay at home father with 3 boys who are 8, 5, and 3. My wife is an RN and she works 48-60 hours a week usually. The last 6 weeks or so she has only been able to get about 36 hours in due to the hospital she works at not having any extra overtime for anybody right now. So, that has really hurt us financially. We have been behind on some bills and have really had to cut costs when buying groceries. I haven't bought any Joe stuff in a few months other than when I sold some video games recently. And we spent a lot of money making sure I boys would have a nice Christmas as well. So, times have been rough.
Some of the ladies that work with my wife know how bad her not getting hours is hurting us and told me wife they wanted to buy our boys clothes for Christmas. After my wife telling them repeatedly that they don't need to do that (we don't take handouts very well), she finally caved an agreed to let them.
So today when she is getting off work, 3 of the ladies meet her at her car and have about 6 bags worth of clothes and toys. My wife started crying of course because these people are just so sweet to her and always hug my kids when we go up there. Then, out of nowhere, one of them pulls out an envelope and hands it to my wife. It has $1000 in it. They said that they were discussing clothes and such and a few of the doctors overheard and wanted to help out as well. Next thing you know, about 15 people had donated money for us.
I'm not one to humbled very often but this was the most amazing thing anybody has ever done for us outside of family. We have been greatly blessed this year and are so thankful for everything we have. I just hope I can help out when somebody else is in need as well when the time comes.
Just wanted to share our amazing story with you guys.
|12-10-2009, 09:50 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: edmonton, canada
fantastic story, those ladies really know the true meaning of Christmas.
|12-10-2009, 09:51 PM||#3|
Mad Scientist at Large
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Portland, OR
On a heartwarming scale of 1 - 10 with 10 being this pic...
... that's an 11.
|12-10-2009, 09:51 PM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: At Home
Thats a great story man! Sounds like you have some really good people around you.
Don't expect the same from your fellow tankers tho ;-)
|12-10-2009, 09:52 PM||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Jersey
Its tough times out there brother, that is a great story, its nice to know that things arent that "f'd up" where the human heart still comes through. Glad you guys are able to give the kids a nice christmas.
|12-10-2009, 09:53 PM||#6|
Join Date: Aug 2009
That is awesome man. It's always a joy to hear stories like this showing God's work.
Now you know...
And Knowing is Half The Battle...
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|12-10-2009, 09:57 PM||#7|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Lehigh Acres, Florida
Nice story, glad some people are being helped out.
Im Going Nomad.
|12-10-2009, 09:57 PM||#8|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Thats awesome! Sounds like you and your family are very blessed. Merry Christmas!
|12-10-2009, 09:57 PM||#9|
Join Date: Nov 2008
That is a blessing, indeed.
|12-10-2009, 09:58 PM||#10|
more than a conquerer
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: I helped take the BST Forum here to heights never known to mankind! For real, yo!
Awesome stuff man, thanks for sharing.
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