Sunday, November 9, 2008

Charity begins at home....

We just got back from PA to visit my mother-in-law and all extended family. My mother-in-law is 82 years old and still maintains (or tries to) her 46 year old home. We don't get to visit often, but when we do, we try to help out (both financially and physically) as much as possible. This weekend was no exception.

Since she is on a fixed income from social security, every expense is a significant one. So, I went to SAM's club with my sister-in-law to pick up a few things for my mother-in-law so that she wouldn't have to purchase these items at a grocery store..(.i.e. toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, toothpaste, etc. etc.)

By the time I was done, I had singlehandedly spent $349.00 worth of household necessities (including 100 stamps for her bills). Wow. It totally depleted my checking account until next pay day. But, I don't mind scrimping a bit this week, as I know this will help her out tremendously.

While we were there, my husband also spent another $65.00 to fix her bathroom sink.

I'll spend tomorrow morning straightening out our bills....

5 comments:

jpkittie said...

What a great heart you have --- that is something to be proud of.

Have a great week

Canadian Saver said...

How generous of you! Now she won't have to worry about those things and can use the money for winter-related expenses (heating, etc).

letters to elijah said...

okay.. you are nothing short of AMAZING. I need a generous heart like that!

Fabulously Broke said...

That is incredibly sweet of you.

Sharon said...

Thanks guys!!! :)