Mrs. H. ’שתחי managed to care for her husband through his illness while becoming the sole provider for her family. It required great determination, superhuman efforts, and a little assistance from her parents. But the elder couple is no longer in a position to supplement their daughter’s wages, and the small deficit is slowly widening. She has medical expenses on top of the considerable budget of supporting her children, and בעז”ה soon hopes to bring her eldest to the חופה. They don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but today’s meal is certainly not here. Now, Tomchei Shabbos showed up, and the gap in their life has filled. No longer racing to keep up, the family can calmly care for their father in peace.
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