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My Parents Christmas Gift

December 3rd, 2008 at 02:40 pm

My mom asked me last month about my mortgage, whether it was on time or how late it was. I told her it was almost 30 days late, but that I wasn't worried. I had reached a point where the stress was literally killing me so I decided that I am doing the best I can and if they decided to take the house, I knew I would be okay. There is a calmness that comes with knowing that you will be okay, as long as you are doing the best you can. She also asked about my property taxes, which I still owe some on last years and this years are due this month. When we stopped this morning, she gave me an envelope with a check for my property taxes. She told me Merry Christmas.

My parents have always been there to help me when I needed it. But up until about 2 years ago, I relied on them too much and almost expected them to help me. Now I am trying to not be dependent on them and it feels really good.

I am rambling, but my point is that my parents see the difference I have made and are now choosing to help instead of me constantly asking them for money. I don't expect it and they know that. It makes a huge difference in my self opinion. They ask me the situation...I honestly tell them but make it clear that it will be fine.

4 Responses to “My Parents Christmas Gift”

  1. mom-sense Says:


    Good for you - working thru the situation and finding some peace. I have spent a lot of time perseverating about the past and the future, not quite realizing that my family is doing OK. Now I try to emphasize to myself what I am doing "right" in the present. I am a lot happier. Good for you, too, for discriminating when you need help and to not expect it.

  2. lizajane Says:

    What a wonderful (and sensible) Christmas gift. Relieving even a little stress is worth more than the property taxes, I'm sure.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice!! Enjoy the gift.

  4. Ms. Pearl Says:

    I am glad for you. I have a feeling that if your maintain your present attitude 2009 will be a great year!

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