There is a fellow blogger that needs our help. She is going through a financial hardship.
Traci of http://yorkmountainprimitives.blogspot.com/ is having a silent auction to help.
I am adding one of my primitive bonnets to the giveaway.
I don't know if you have ever walked down that road, but I have and I know exactly what
she is going through. Christmas can be a hard time for some people and can be very depressing.
And lots of times the ones that need help go in silence just hurting on the inside and are too proud
to ask for help.
I will tell you my little story, it was the Christmas of 1982, my children were 2 years and 4 months old.
My husband had just gotten a job in the coal mines of WV. A really good job by the way,
we had moved 6 hours away from my family and I was homesick and didn't have any friends.
He had worked in the mines 3 months and got laid off. We actually didn't have a dollar to spend on
Christmas. It was really a poverty area and so many people had lost their jobs. My husband
actually went to the "Salvation Army" for help. I was way toooo proud. He got a wonderful box
of food for a wonderful Christmas dinner and one new toy and one used toy for our kids,
and they were toys that probably cost $3.00. at that time. Do you know how terrible that it is
not to be able to spend a dollar on Christmas or to not be able to buy your kids a gift.
I remember crying and thinking how will I ever say this is a good Christmas. Well my parents and Ronnie's
parents got gifts for the children and we had such a lovely meal. I will never forget that Christmas and am
thankful for it now. And it truly makes me sympathize with people who are hurting now.
I know having my family was the most important thing, but is was something about not being
able to buy my kids a gift.
Now I never pass one of those salvation army buckets without at least putting in some change.
And I say a little prayer for the family that it will help, that are maybe in a situation that I was in years ago.
Here is a picture of the bonnet I am donating, thank you Traci for doing this and thinking of a fellow
blogger in time of need.
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