Wow.

Canada
December 27, 2007 9:53pm CST
So Christmas was a mess here, most of the year was actually. Now, my mother in law has supposedly said that she's leaving us high and dry and is moving out of the apartment. I'm happy, but at the same time I'm mad as she stated she wouldn't pay any rent anymore, and we really needed her to help. Well, trying to figure out what to do, we called my husband's uncle, her brother, and he shrugged us off, said we interrupted his 'party' and hung up on us. He didn't care that his sister was going crazy. So, now we were wondering what we were going to do about paying the rent on time, we were told not to be late again. I was sitting here at my computer, trying to get some work done on my website when the phone rang. It was my mother. My mother lives in another city and can't get out to see me as often as she'd like. She has been aware of all the bad luck we've been having, has not known how to help us with all of this. Well, she was discussing the idea of suing the guy who caused my injury in my car accident last month and I told her I still couldn't work as a result of the accident. I told her we couldn't pay the rent because of that and the fact that my mother in law was bailing out. I nearly fell off my chair when she said she'd send me the money to pay the rent. I was completely dumbfounded. My mother had saved this money up to buy a laptop so she could learn the internet. I still can't believe that she's giving me the money we need so we're not on the streets. When she told me that she'd help, I started crying. I was shocked. My mother has no responsibility to help me, but she's understanding and knows what I'm going through, so I'm very greatful for her doing this. Of course, I have to pay her back, it's obvious, but I won't let her down, I promise her that. So mom, I know you're not on the internet to read this, but thanks. You're a lifesaver.
3 responses
@subha12 (18452)
• India
28 Dec 07
It is very nice of your mother. i have seen mainly parents can't see their children's sufferring. In that case your Mom-in-law should have behaved in the same way, but she did not. Its so sad that you had a bad yr. Hope with advent of 2008 all is well again.
• Canada
28 Dec 07
Thank you very much. Hopefully if my mother in law leaves, things will get better for us. She's not helping things at all and I think she knows it.
@chari_dc (493)
• Philippines
28 Dec 07
i'm sorry that a lot of things are not going your way. but glad that your mom is able to help you. i am also proud to say that my mom and dad also bails me out of some financial difficulties every now and then. i'm all grown up and all, with my own means of earning money, but they still help me sometimes when i run out of resources. i wish you well. hope you get through your problem and come out a better person. happy new year!
• Canada
28 Dec 07
It's always nice when you have family willing to help you when you really need it. Unfortunately the rest of my family isn't so nice. But no matter, I clearly am not important to them and I realize that.
@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I am so sorry you are having such a bad year. Hopefully the next year will be better for you. It was very nice of your mother to help you out. Things will start looking up soon, keep your head up!!
• Canada
28 Dec 07
Thanks. I have faith that things will get better. It's already gotten so bad that it can't get any worse. I'm glad that my mother is helping me, but if she didn't have this money I'd still be screwed up. But all things considered, I'm happy.