While Christmas is a wonderful time of year that presents the opportunity to be with friends and family, it can also be a tough time due to all of the expensive expectations surrounding the holiday. It's far too easy to get swept up in buying pricey gifts and extravagant decorations this season.
This holds true for parents especially, and single mom, Claire Rock, is no exception. Like so many other mothers, Rock wants to be able to give her children the Christmas they deserve. However, after a year of struggling, she began to lose hope that it would be possible to make the holiday magical. Right when it seemed all hope was lost, she received an unexpected, anonymous gift.
Single mum brought to tears by generous gift from secret Santa https://t.co/yqDMLc5Xg9 pic.twitter.com/gc4JdsYnan— Metro (@MetroUK) December 18, 2015
Single mum brought to tears by generous gift from secret Santa https://t.co/yqDMLc5Xg9 pic.twitter.com/gc4JdsYnan
One day after a visit to the vet, Rock, a 44-year-old mom of three from Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, found an envelope on her doorstep that contained 100 pounds (nearly $150) in cash with a note attached.
The message read:
I know life has been tough the last few months, and it’s hard to stay positive when it feels like nothing is going your way. Please accept this as a gift to help keep the magic of Christmas so special for wee John. We all know it’s not all about the money, but we know too that Christmas costs a fortune. Stay positive.
Love from a fellow human"
Rock said the generous gift left her surprised and in tears as she sent her many thanks to the kind stranger. According to Metro, the grateful mother said, "I want others to know that there are so many kind people out there. We focus too much on the negativity at times."
We couldn't agree more!