My mother continued to try to make me happy at Christmas after my dad divorced her. My mom continued to try to make her children happy at Christmas. I had lost my job one year and was forced to move back home. She bought a bunch of gifts, wrapped them up for some close family members and put my name on them.
My wife and I both were unemployed at my son's first Christmas. Somehow, I was able to get him a gift or two. I had a job for his second Christmas and was able to afford gifts for the whole family, as well as a few Christmas decorations. I was so happy that I livestreamed Santa's visit on Christmas Eve,
This year, I bought most of my son's presents in August. The only thing left are a few sweets for his stocking. This year, I will be able to afford a live tree. I have a lot to be thankful for this year.