A Christmas present worth remembering.

Canada
December 25, 2010 3:19pm CST
This morning I got up before everyone else, and waited for them to get up. My roommate gets on the computer to show me something, and I was quite shocked to see what he showed me. My husband got up and my roommate showed him as well. Then he said that there was a present on the tree for us. We hunted for it, and after we found it and I read it, I almost fell on the ground. Well, to keep a long story short, he is giving us $1,000 cash next week. Part of it goes for rent, and the rest is for us to use on our own for whatever we want. I can't wait because this means that we'll be set for January and wont have to worry about rent for this month.
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19 responses
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
25 Dec 10
Wow, that is really generous. I could use that sum of money as well. That would cover our mortgage, taxes and insurance for this month, which would as well, make me not have to worry for next month. Just taking that added stress off would be a god send. The constant worry has started to raise my blood pressure. not to a high level, but high for me.
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• Canada
25 Dec 10
I know the feeling, I've been constantly stressing out for months, so this does help for a while.
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
25 Dec 10
Aww I am so glad you will have an easier month knowing you will have money to pay your bills. I would actually myself rather give money than go out tramping around for gifts that no one actually will use or need. We did not really buy gifts for each other this year I bought a Wii so my hubby and I can play a few games together and then have it for Netflix. I love being able to watch movies over hour sitcoms so I am looking forward to hooking up the wii to the netflix Again love to hear you were blessed with the help you would need!
• Canada
25 Dec 10
I bought myself a Wii last year and I've been loving it. This year, I got money from our uncle and I bought a balance board. My husband says to buy games with some of this money, but I'd rather hold on to it.
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@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
25 Dec 10
That's great I am happy for you.I got my friend a CD player and his other friend give him ear phones to go with it he just loves it.I got my other friend a stand for his music so he can read his music allot easier.but I got book so I can put all my pass words into.plus a got some beautiful sit of speakers.plus xmas cake. from my other friend. cd
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@yumcookie (146)
• United States
25 Dec 10
Oh wow! That is a really great gift! I would be extremely excited about it, if only the money was there to begin with though. I got something totally awesome today as well! I got a spongebob camera! But the sucky thing about it is that I can't use it. My computer doesn't have a CD drive to install the software for the camera. Low and behold all I have now is a camera. Oh well, I still love this thing! I wish you the best of the holidays and spend the money well!
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• United States
25 Dec 10
Wow! that is pretty cool! I wish someone would give me a thousand dollars! I could live two months on that! way too cool!...but how is it you have a "roommate" and a "husband"?
• Canada
25 Dec 10
We needed a roommate to help cover expenses so we rented out a spare room in our house.
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• United States
26 Dec 10
Very cool!! I've been a "room mate" plenty of times then!! Thanks- that makes sense!!
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@GardenGerty (100376)
• United States
26 Dec 10
Roommate sounds so much homier and friendlier that "boarder" or renter. I am glad you have a good one. Those can be hard to come by.
• Canada
26 Dec 10
What an awesome gift!!! I love it when things like that come together for people. It's so nice, when our wishes come true. My three Aunts all sent me gift cards from the coffee shop I visit daily, and this is nice, because I can indulge my mocha latte habit, and it won't cost me a thing all month! :)
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
25 Dec 10
That is a wonderful gift!!!! And it's a gift that keeps on giving as next month you will be a little more worry free! Merry Christmas!
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@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
25 Dec 10
That's a great present, Kris, and great motion for both of you. It's wonderful that your husband is so caring person and he thinks about you. I wish you great time the left money.
@Nadinest1 (2040)
• Canada
3 Jan 11
Ya-hoo!! I'm happy for you. What a pleasant surprise. Very nice present from the roommate. Nice to have no worries....even for a little while.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
27 Dec 10
That was so nice!! I am glad it will really help out! What a nice Christmas present!
@nestle11 (86)
• Philippines
26 Dec 10
Wow! Your roommate is sooo generous! He might be so attached to you and your husband. That is a nice present this holiday!
26 Dec 10
it is great gift...good luck in new year....
@shaggin (37115)
• United States
26 Dec 10
Wow what an amazing gift. That is a huge amount of money for someone to give you as a gift. I would have a really hard time accepting money of that amount. My ex drew a picture of my son for me. That would probably be the most memorable present I got. It is up on my dresser in my room. He actually gave it to me the night before Christmas at his families Christmas eve party.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
26 Dec 10
Hi Kris, What a great surprise for the holidays!! Your room mate is a very generous person! I don't know what I'd do if someone gave me that amount of money...I'd be so shocked. I'm a little confused though. How does what he showed you on the computer tie into this. I read your story like 3 times and I feel really stupid but how did you find this on the computer?
26 Dec 10
Wow! What a lovely Christmas present! I could have done with a similar one myself. Have a happy 2011 x
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
26 Dec 10
woww... that is so wonderful... your roommate is very generous... i guess he must be rich to be able to give you such a huge sum of money for a christmas present... you are very lucky... i never have anybody except my parents to give me such a huge sum of money in my whole life... make good use of it and enjoy your christmas and new year... take care and have a nice day...
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
26 Dec 10
oh my God, he's so nice!!! i would fall down on the floor :D
@GardenGerty (100376)
• United States
26 Dec 10
What an awesome room mate you have. He must appreciate you guys a lot as well. I am glad this is a good time for you. Merry Christmas, and here is to more prosperity in the new year.
• United States
26 Dec 10
That would be an all around best gift if you ask me. Thanks for sharing this it almost made me cry. I was happy to get my $50 today to go towards my new sell phone. I am leaving this contract to lower my bills next year.