Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Angels

Even with all the difficulties I've been having lately one thing I haven't had a hard time finding is angels in the flesh, I work with them on a daily basis.

When I'm having a particularly hard time being a single mom I have a clinic full of people who are at my side giving me ideas and volunteering to help where they can. As stubborn as I am I usually turn down the help and tell them that just getting everything off my chest is the best gift they can give me. But these men and women are smarter than that. They know that a lot of my stress comes from finances and that I am dead set against asking for help unless I absolutely need it. While I hadn't said I needed it these angels took a gathering in the office and presented me with an envelope of money to help make things easier. I was totally shocked and immediately grateful. That envelope meant diapers, a new backpack for Lex since his broke earlier this week and then gas for my car so I can make it to work next week. It meant the world to me that they would do this for us. Every time I think about it I start crying because I don't know how I got to be so blessed with such wonderful coworkers/friends/family. I wish I could do something just as touching in each and every one of their lives because this made a huge impact on ours

1 comment:

Logical Mommy said...

As someone who has been on the receiving end of such goodwill, for some different reasons, I can tell you that no, you can't repay their kindness right now, nor should you, and you shouldn't worry about it.

When you are in a better position, you can either help some of these people out when they need it, or you can pay it forward and help someone else in whatever way you can. Sounds like things are pretty tough for you right now but you'll get through it!