If The $500 Fairy Visited (A Mama Kat Prompt)

This week, I chose a Mama Kat prompt that allowed me to dream, for at least a few minutes. The prompt is:

If I gave you $500 today, but you could use it for only one purchase, what would you buy and why?

Source: www.morguefile.com

Source: www.morguefile.com

There are three things I would choose from if $500 were placed into my hands right now:

Option One:  Pay down debt. The $500 would only put a small dent in what we owe but every single dollar toward being able to breathe again (emotionally) is a dollar well spent.

Option Two:  Send my mother in law on her dream trip to Rome. I know $500 wouldn’t cover the whole thing at all but it would be $500 closer than I am now.  At 78, her stamina to negotiate an overseas trip like that probably isn’t infinite. I hate to give up on this dream. I wish I could have found a way to save up for it, to win it (I’ve entered plenty of contests), to repay someone who has meant so much to me.

Option Three:  Travel to Guatemala to visit our sponsored child, Silvia. At 18, her time in the sponsorship program is limited (it ends when she stops formal schooling). The guidelines regarding sponsor/sponsoree contact after sponsorsSilvia (the mom), Tenley, Me, Silvia July 2011hip ends are strict, and it is unlikely she and I will see one another again. I want to look her in the eyes, give her a hug, wish her a lifetime of happiness, and thank her for what she has meant to Tenley and to me. $500 would cover the cost of a Mission Awareness Trip with the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging. There would still be the issue of airfare, and getting Tenley there, but $500 would be a start.

Thanks, Kat, for the opportunity to dream out loud (or on screen…..or whatever this is!).

Mama’s Losin’ It

16 thoughts on “If The $500 Fairy Visited (A Mama Kat Prompt)

  1. It’s always hard to know what to do with extra money, be responsible or be fun. I say be fun. Here’s hoping you someday get to take your trips.

    Stopped by from Mama Kat’s. 🙂

    • Thanks! I do as well! We did meet her in July 2011 but saying goodbye would be especially meaningful. CFCA really focuses on these individuals thriving in their home country, so there’s very little likelihood of her traveling to the United States or anything like that. But I guess “never say never”!

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