Friend in need

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Delilah1337, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Delilah1337

    Delilah1337 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2011
    Spirit Lake, Idaho
    So I see people post here when they need to get stuff off their chest, here goes...
    I have a friend at work that is struggling to provide her kids a Christmas. Her and her husband both work their butts of trying to keep the bills paid but like many other people right now it just isn’t enough. Her family had to move in with her dad for the winter because they couldn’t afford the electric bill along with daycare and food. I feel so bad for her and I hate seeing the kids go without when I know how hard she is trying to do what’s best. Christmas time is always tight for people but I feel like it’s especially hard for them as 2 of the kids and my friend have birthdays this month. On top of this she is having to take her youngest to a specialist on the 30th because the little girls feet are growing abnormally. I hate how commercialized this holiday has become. She has done what she can to teach the kids the true meaning of Christmas but unfortunately they still get picked on at school for not celebrating like everyone else.
    I just needed to vent my frustration, I usually don’t do this online but I just didnt know where else to turn
  2. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Bless you for caring. [​IMG]
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    It is times like this that people learn how much they mean to each other, and that they are tougher than they ever thought. The kids will be okay. It is more important to know that they are loved, and that stuff doesn't make you happy. It is a shame that the holiday has become something to able to bully other kids at school with. The kids doing this have made the holiday about greed, and selfishness.

    I grew up in a family that didn't celebrate any holidays. I know that there were times at school then it was tough to here about all the things the other kids got. But at this point in my life, I am grateful to not feel that I have to buy needless stuff. I know that because of the mass advertising that we are all subjected to, we made to feel that we must buy more than we can afford. I find it sad that there are children that can't even enjoy their gifts, because that there is sometimes just to much.

    Would it be possible to refer the family to their,or your church, or another agency that could help the family with donated gifts?
  4. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    hugs to her for trying her best. And hugs for you for caring. [​IMG]
  5. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    Ranting to strangers is sometimes good, there's always an ear ready to be lent on BYC! [​IMG] You sound like a very good friend of this lady's. Thank you for being so caring. [​IMG] I've never celebrated Christmas after I was about six or seven, I'm really sorry the kids are going through a tough time with it at school. It sounds like you friend is doing all that she can, and sometimes isn't that all we can do? Pass on my best wishes for her and her family. [​IMG]
  6. Delilah1337

    Delilah1337 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2011
    Spirit Lake, Idaho
    Im going to call her church and see if they can help at all. She is a very good friend and I want to make sure her kids are taken care of. We have a program at work that helps families in need but she is to ashamed to ask. My family was sponsered for Christmas when I was a kid so I know how she feels but hopefully she can raise her kids to enjoy Christmas without a bunch of useless toys. Im going to keep cheering her up and hoefully it all falls in place, we are pretty good at getting through tough stuff together

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