I am a single mother of two children. I had been divorced for a year and struggled to make ends meet when I stopped by a girlfriends office to run errands with her on her lunch break. I was leaving the office when her secretary followed me out. She had overheard me tell my friend that I had two gifts each for my children from a dollar store and that at least I did better last year when I could only get them one each. She told me that her church was trying to decide which charity to sponsor for Christmas but she wanted to ask if they would mind sponsoring a local family, my children. Katie does not know me well, we speak in passing when I go to visit my friend at her office. We are not the same religion, our children do not know each other or go to the same schools. We did not have much in common other than in passing. She stood up and asked for help for my children. She did not think that I would take it, I have too much pride to ask for help and I struggle with accepting it. Her church made my children's Christmas this year. I can only thank them sincerely and pray that I am able to do the same for single mothers in the future. Thank you, Katie.
Submitted by Anonymous
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