A young man who was raised by a single mom had no idea how to pay back his mother for all the things she did for him. When he was a teenager working at a job, he did something she would never forget.
My dad died when I was really young and my mom had to raise me alone. She had never asked for help from her mother-in-law, but for the most part, my mom was a woman who had to take on several jobs at once to keep paying the rent for our house, my education, and food for all three of us.
I remember when I was like 17 years old and was working part time at a local packing store for like a year. Not making much just enough to buy myself a new computer after all that time. Well, my mom is talking to my grandma, and I overhear them asking my grandma for money because she needed some to pay for her hernia surgery.
They really needed money for a house payment. We had insurance, but I knew she’d have to come up with something. Well I decided to put the money in my mom’s saving bottle. It was like $600 something. I remember her calling my grandma saying she had found money and didn’t need to borrow any. Made me feel good I could repay them for raising me and keeping a roof over my head.
Four years later…I’d do it over again in a second.
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