One of our Mind Change Moment readers, Toni LaGatta, shared this story with us and we wanted to share it with all of you. Thanks to Toni for letting us pass this along. It is a bit longer than our usual posts but well worth your time. Merry Christmas and may God bless you in the New Year.
Christmas of 1979 will always be very special to me. I was a single mom with two boys, 4 and 7. I worked in Kissimmee, Florida, as a dental assistant, making $110 a week. Our 1973 Chevy worked most of the time, and through a special program I had managed to move into a small three bedroom house. It was our first Christmas in our new home, and I was wondering how I could make it special for the kids. I couldn’t afford to go home to Virginia where my family was, and none of them could afford to come to Florida. I had been divorced a few years and the kids’ dad lived in Texas. It was going to be just the three of us for Christmas.