I was told once that I was a "bad mom" because I was a single mother of two working all the time to support them NO Govt help!. But now I know those accusers don't matter. I am/have been waiting on a settlement check from Pierce County, damages for ADA Civil rights violations for their lack of Accomodation during a brief illness in 2007 and 06. I WON. After Three months no check. They are heartless people at Pierce County aiming to drag this out until 09 for no doubt their "budget" concerns! We couldn't afford a tree so we cut one down in our yard, we have no presents, so we put IOUs under the tree. I have a small biz now, but it only allows me to keep a roof over our heads no xtras. The Lord has provided for us, I know He is real. My kids understand!! They are Good, responsible, loving, and the best gift for this Christmas and all to come!! We are a team!! I AM A BETTER MOM because of our struggles this last year and I pray that anyone tonight that is cold or lonely, that you praise the Lord! He helped me and he will help YOU!!! God Bless!! Be always Grateful for what you have, you never know when or if you might lose everything. I even Pray that those at Pierce County have a very Merry Christmas, and can sleep at night knowing that they have left my family Better today than ever, due to their heartless ways!!