Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I Have Witnessed the Magic of Christmas

I don't usually blog about our family problems, as it is so much nicer to blog about happy things, but I to share this story I have to blog about some bad things.

Earl and I have had a rough couple of years financially. We honestly had no money to buy our kids Christmas presents. I have been sewing and crocheting like crazy to make things (that's why I haven't been blogging), but I can only sew so much. I didn't know what we were going to do for our little ones this Christmas in regards to "S". Ezie and Mallory are wonderful about understanding that we don't have money, but they're still kids and they still want real toys not just things that mom made.

So I just wanted to share with you some of the wonderful miracles that we have been blessed with in the last week and to let you know that there are some wonderful, giving people out there that I will be eternally grateful to for making our family have a blessed and wonderful Christmas.
  1. My mom bought me and the 3 kids bus tickets to Kansas and is letting us stay with her for 3 weeks plus some money for food along the way. Mom, it's been a long time since you've had a house may regret this gift!
  2. My dad sent us our Christmas money early so I was able to order the kids each a nice gift from "S".
  3. Someone left a laundry basket full of food on our front porch the other night and said it was from "Santa".
  4. Two of my kids and a friend gave us a total of $230.00 to use for Christmas and our trip.
  5. The kids school adopted Ezie and Mallory and yesterday they dropped off 2 huge bags full of presents and a $65.00 gift certificate to the local grocery store.

You don't know how much all of the kindness that people have shown us has meant to me and Earl. It is hard, embarrassing and very depressing to be in this position and normally I wouldn't share any of this with my blogging friends, but I am so grateful and so touched by the kindness of others that I had to share some Christmas "Magic" with you.



Hi Shrry, Oh that is so wonderful. There is Christmas Magic this time of year. I'm just so happy for you and your family. That is such a wonderful story that I feel the tears coming. There is good in people, and prayer works wonders. I hope you and your family have the best holiday season ever. Much love to you and yours, and enjoy your vacation! Merry Merry Christmas!! Hugs, Linda

Amber said...

Wow! People have been so generous! It really touches my heart to hear stores like this. It seems like the world is filled with so much negativity these days, and the fact that there are still people out there who care about others is wonderful. Sometimes I forget that there are still people like that out there until I hear about things like this....

Merry Christmas!!!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Sherry
Thank you for sharing this. I am so sorry you are going through hard times. I am so happy that you have received some true Christmas magic this week. You have some real friends who are happy to be able to help you through this.
Sending much love to you this Christmas.

Polka Dot Moon said...

This is what the true meaning of Christmas is all about!
Merry Christmas Sherry to you and your family!!!

(all your sewing and crocheting are beautiful and everyone would be lucky enough to receive a lovely heartfelt gift like that!!!)

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Sherry I am so happy for you that your going to have a wonderful Holiday after all. It is hard to be a parent when things are not looking too good. It warms my heart to hear that you have received these wonderful Christmas gifts. It is so nice to know that there are caring people out there and will go out of their way to help others ;)I also want to wish you a Happy Holiday and a Safe trip here to Ks.
Maybe I can purchase you that cup of coffee after all :)

Valerie said...

I love to hear about the Lords blessings. I am so happy for you. I hope you and your family have the best Christmas ever!

Kelly said...

Reading this post was very humbling Sherry x
It made me realise how fortunate I am, I am very happy that you have received the help you needed at this time.
I hope 2010 brings blessings for you xxx

Melinda Cornish said...

oh girl, you deserve it and you know that last year I was so fact it might have been worse....I think of you all the time and I always send up a prayer too......People can be wonderful when you least expect it...last year I didnt buy one gift or have the money to even think of it and the kids woke up and had presents under the was my Christmas miracle.....when you get home, maybe we can catch up on the phone...I have tried and I miss you but after Christmas things might slow down! I am sending you a big Christmas hug!!!!! melinda

Kissed by an Angel said...

Dear Sherry, I am reading this with tears pouring down my face, I am so sorry that you have endured such harsh times!! I am also thrilled that these miracles happened to such lovely people at exactly the right time!!! I see these miracles as a turning point for your family!!! Wishing you and your family the most wonderful Christmas and Happiest New Year!!
Kindest wishes and love, Angel xxxxx

LisaF said...

Just when you think the world is too selfish and cynical, along comes a story like this. You are truly blessed in ways that have nothing to do with tangible things. Merry Christmas and all the best in the year to come.

Yarni Gras! said...

That is such a wonderful story you shared with us. Miracles can still happen in this world of ours. People who have gone through hardship never forget what it is like and tend to take care of others because of it. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. who have gone through hardship never forget what it is like.

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