Hi, I have been a long time lurker in this forum and have really learned a lot from so many of you. I hope someone can enlighten me on this one.
I am a stay at home mom with 3 kids. I decided to leave my job a few years ago to home school and take care of my children. I enjoy life a lot better now in spite of the fact that we only have one income coming in to our family. We probably all know that having one income means tighter budgeting but our family have been doing fine and we are very thankful for all our blessings. In fact, I am sometimes even able to make extra meals for elderly shut-in in my community.
Now, here's the dilemma. My grandmother [who lives out of state] has such a huge problem with me not working. One time, she almost got me into a fight with my aunt because she said that my aunt was mad at me because I do not have a job. I found out, it was all her, saying that. I pretended it never happened and just forgave her. This morning, she called me to say that she sent some money so I can get my kids something to eat. I feel so insulted and angry that she thinks my husband is not able to provide for us.
My husband and I have our plans for the future. In our 10 years of marriage, we had already been through tough times but our present situation is not a problem at all. We never complained to anybody about our life. So, I do not know where my grandma is getting all her ideas.
Am I wrong to not accept that money? I would like to write her a letter saying that I accept it and that she can just use it to help other relatives. What do you think?
Thanks in advance! God bless.