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I have 2 gifts under our Christmas tree. Both for my son Sebastian given by lovely friends who remembered that I might not have money to buy gifts. It such a relief that they remember him this season. He is such a fine boy and he really deserve something.
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Yesterday we saw another friend who bought him Barry.

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They are inseparable since and Barry was always game in playing rough.
Though he got a bit dusty I can assure you that he is a new fave and is loved so much.

I also got a lot of invitation during the Christmas season from people who cares about us being alone and we did say yes to some of them.

Parts of me bleed because I cant really buy the gifts the my son wants. Nintendo Switch is just too much hehe.
And seeing on social media how much other kids have under their tree makes me jealous. I even saw one that has mountains of gifts that the you cant even see the tree anymore. Nothing wrong with that of course. I would have done the same given the resources needed.

If theres one things that I know is that poverty is more obvious during the Christmas season.

BUT people are more generous. People look after their friends. And that just makes me thankful.
Getting those hang in there messages when I feel like my world is ending. Getting those hugs virtual or otherwise.
Getting free food and sweets and chocolates (LOTS!).
Being remembered. Being supported.
Being asked what we need. Being asked how I am.
Being welcomed in their homes if ever we feel lonely and alone is just the best things that I can receive.

The best gift that my son and I can have.

I am poor but I am rich with friends and people who care. I dont derserve such generosity but you guys give it to me nonetheless.

The Reading Residence


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Dec. 22nd, 2017 09:19 pm (UTC)
This is so moving as I know about poverty to well. I would much perfer to have special people in my life, I,have been shitted on by so called friends so treasure the goodness of others because that is more valuable then any material object. Merry Christmas to you and your boy X #wotw
Kim Carberry
Dec. 22nd, 2017 10:09 pm (UTC)
Sending love and hugs!
This made me tear up! You have had such a rough year. You deserve so much more...I am so glad that your boy has some presents and you have invitations to be with people who care.
I hope you and your boy have a good Christmas. x
Dec. 22nd, 2017 10:50 pm (UTC)
You and your boy really deserve good friends that treat you well. Christmas can be difficult for so many and for many reasons, but it's lovely when someone reaches out and lets you know they care. I'm sending you all the very best wishes for the New Year and I hope it's a year of New Beginning and lots of happiness for you and the little man xx
Dec. 23rd, 2017 04:38 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you have some wonderful friends in your life. I do hope you and your son enjoy the season with your good friends x Thanks for sharing with #WotW
Dec. 23rd, 2017 07:44 pm (UTC)
You certainly do deserve generosity & kindness lovely lady. Your gorgeous boy will remember the love you gave him every single day not how many presents were under the tree. I will be thinking about you this Christmas and hoping that 2018 will be a much kinder year to you x
Dec. 24th, 2017 07:18 am (UTC)
That is Christmas spirit in a nutshell. A wonderful reminder that true friendship is worth so much more than a tree blocked by presents. I bet in years to come, he'll remember the Christmas he received Barry for all the right reasons. #wotw
Dec. 24th, 2017 08:06 am (UTC)
So glad you have such lovely friends who are helping to make sure that you and your son have a lovely Christmas. Being rich in friendship and love is the best kind of riches. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas together x #WotW
indah nuria Savitri
Dec. 26th, 2017 04:27 pm (UTC)
My dearest...again sending you our warmest hugs and regards. You are right..friends and family are our treasures! And in times of need, you will cherish those moments with your loved ones. Wishing you and Sebastian a wonderful Christmas and a blessed 2018!
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