This will be my last blog entry for 2005. I'd like to end the year by posting an e-mail I received from a mother in one of
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Here's what she wrote:
My name is Annie. I read in the newspaper about what you are doing for families that cannot afford to buy a computer.
I am 41 years old, a single mother with 3 teens. I recently enrolled in the
I want to make a decent living for my family and that is why I am taking the business Management course. We live in a 1 bedroom apartment at the moment so with the 4 of us it is pretty crowded as you can imagine.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this letter,
P.S. I use the library computer when I can.
I wrote her back and then received this letter the next day:
Thank-you for answering my email in regards to the computer. My twin daughters are 17 years old and my son is 16 years old. All 3 of my teens are the ones that got me my email address. I recently enrolled in the
I just want to get a decent paying job so that I can once in awhile afford to do some things with my teens and move into a bigger place. But with what I get from my student loan at the Academy I cannot afford a computer. My teens will use the computer to help them with getting the information they need for the program they are in. My daughters are currently going to the Take Charge program and my son is in the Genesis program. I know they will all be using the computer for the work they are doing. My daughters have been accepted into the Chief Dan George centre but because of funding I heard it is on hold for awhile.
I have never been able to give my teens alot of things that their friends have and they haven't complained. Of which I am grateful that all 3 know that I am trying to do my best as I have been since they were babies. Yes I really do feel bad because they knew I wanted to put away the money for a computer but couldn't. Our holiday was spent just being together and we are a very happy family just having each other. When we read what you were doing we all thought that was the nicest thing someone could do for families. And we do really appreciate you taking the time to answer my email because we all decided together as family if I should email you. We may not have a lot of stuff but we have a whole lot of love and we make the decisions as a family the way it should be. I do so apologize for rambling on.
What you are doing is such a great thing. Would be so good if there were more people out there willing to help out others. I will be putting my phone on again in January sometime but for now all I have is a pay as u go.