Sarah Shaul was at the grocery store with 4 little kids in tow, trying to find some normalcy. Nothing has seemed “normal” since 2 weeks ago, when her husband passed away in a tragic car accident.
Carefully, she selected the cheapest options and absolute basics to add to her cart. She did the calculation in her mind and figured she should have enough to cover that in her account.
Her husband Yosef Chaim worked two jobs to support his family when he was alive. Now that she is on her own, Sarah and her children are poor. Even the most necessary items are like a luxury.
When she pulled up to the cash register, and the cashier scanned her card, her blood turned to ice. “Declined.” The rent payment must have gone out earlier than usual.
“Do you have another card?” asks the cashier, growing impatient.
The world begins to spin around Sarah, and tears fill her eyes. The people in the line stare uncomfortably.
“Mommy, what’s wrong?”
Right now, Sarah Shaula and her children need help to cover the basics. The tragic loss of Yosef Chaim has put them in a dire situation. The youngest is only a baby.