Every year we utilize Wal-Mart layaway for the girls Christmas gifts. It has allowed us to pay off their presents little by little and eliminates us from having to hide them somewhere in the house where they might find them.
Last night at work I got a strange and surprising email from Wal-Mart regarding my layaway. Of course my first reaction was disbelief and a plan to go to the store today to figure out if what it said was true. And it was!
An anonymous donor paid off the balance of my layaway!
And it wasn't just mine. The employees informed me that multiple layaways were paid off by this anonymous donor!
I cannot begin to express how thankful we are for this anonymous gift of kindness! While I am now a working nurse, I have only been working for 6 months. We are still trying to catch up on medical bills, and they continue to come in. This makes it very difficult to stay ahead and we often feel like our heads are just above water. I have been working as many hours as I possibly can, frequently flipping between shifts, doing double shifts and taking over time to try to make a dent in these bills. Your generosity has allowed us to utilize the money that would have gone to this layaway and pay a couple of medical bills off! Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!
"Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS""