I am currently a Vista in my 5th month of service. Adjusting to living below poverty level has been a challenge, but there is joy in the sacrifice.
How do I explain to my child that Santa wont be stopping at our house this year? I got so involved in serving others, and making ends meet day to day, that I missed any local programs to help my own low income family. It is not possible to visit family out of town financially, and also not possible to provide even the simplest gifts for her.
Has anyone else been in this situation? What did you do?