I’ve been in full financial freak out mode for weeks now. It hasn’t been pretty. I’ve had to resort to putting a wave machine on the iPod I got for Christmas just so I can get some sleep at night. Traffic sounds. Who knew that’s what would do it?
The other day, I came home and O told me that one of my friends from book club had stopped by and dropped an envelope off for me. Inside was a nice card that said “We got your back,” basically, and some gift cards. $200 to Stop & Shop and $100 to Target.
So of course, I started crying. I’ve been doing that a lot lately, for myriad reasons. The girls need new sneakers and O needs shirts and I had no idea how I was going to swing that – the Target card will come in handy. And the Stop & Shop cards will buy stuff my food stamps (I hate that I’m on those) won’t buy, like paper towels, toilet paper and shampoo.
I’m grateful to them beyond words. The help that I’ve been getting, from everyone, has been so wonderful. I hate that I have to accept it but I’m so humbled by everyone, for everything they’re doing for me. I’ll never be able to repay everyone but I can say thank you. A million times, thank you. You guys rock. And just ignore me if I start crying the next time we meet. At least I’ll have my own tissues now….