I'm not one to ask for help, even when I need it the most. 2017 was an extremely hard year for me and my boys. My husband and I separated after his struggles with alcohol lead him to become abusive toward my children. I was 6 months pregnant when he left. I continued to work a day past my due date just to keep up with all the bills and returned to work when Asher was only 3 weeks old. I had no other choice because I was not receiving any help from him. Christmas time approached and I found myself struggling to even buy them small things. I received a gift from a women whom I don't recall ever meeting before yesterday by the name of Joanna. When I was told I had someone waiting to give me a gift up front which I thought of it as a inconvenience because it was during the busiest part of my shift. She handed me a gift bag, gave me a hug and told me to have a good year. I didn't think to open it because I felt so rushed to return back to work. Once I got home last night, I opened it and tears came to my eyes. I was thinking I didn't even take the time to thank this woman and she has given me such a beautiful and welcome gift. during a time I desperately needed it. I am so grateful to have received this support and generosity. Thank you. This means so much for me and my children.