Last year due to some unforseen circumstances I wasn’t able to give my children much of a Christmas. They each had one gift under the tree. The cupboards and deep freezer were empty. I was already working two jobs and was still struggling to make ends meet. Since that time I have paid off some bills and started a financial plan that really works for me. I even have extra money in the bank for a rainy day.
This year I got to quit my second job in June which gives me a lot more time with the kids. We have cupboards and a freezer full of food. I have went a little overboard in the presents this year. But when I remember them sad but thankful faces last year it makes it all worth it come Christmas morning when they see what Santa has done this year.