A Different Christmas

Just last night, hubs and I were talking about this year's Christmas. It's going to be a lot different from the other Christmases we had. The meltdown is affecting businesses globally, price of gasoline is continuously going up and my usual budget for groceries almost doubled up. Budgeting has become more stressful. Much as I would want to hold on to whatever cash we may have left, there is always something that I have to spend or pay for. With our income combined, we used to have more than enough but now that everything has gone up, the more than enough we used to enjoy is now just enough to pay for our needs.

We have explained to the kids that right now both their dad and I are undergoing financial difficulties. Instilling the right values to our children is such a great help and that made it easier for them to understand the present situation. We may not have an extravagant celebration and may not be even able to buy them expensive gifts but to hear them say "We don't need expensive gifts, what's important is we're all together" brought me to tears. What they told us definitely made the situation easier. I will forever be thankful to God for blessing us with such wonderful and understanding children.

We still have high hopes though that everything will get better for our business in the next months so the Nexus21 TV Lifts we so want for our living room and bedroom were not crossed out from the family's wish list.

1 comment:

inyang said...

same for my family ... with this global financial crisis, kelangan muna mamaluktot ng konti this christmas ...

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