Mom Shares Tax Return Message on Facebook
1 Single Mom Used Her Tax Return to Spread a Message About What Really Matters Most
I got back $5600 on my taxes. Instead of buying my kids the latest Jordans or fancy electronics I paid my rent for the...Posted by Christina Knaack on Wednesday, February 22, 2017
One South Carolina mom is going viral for a heartfelt message she shared on Facebook. A single mother of two, Christina Knaack posted a photo of her tax return along with the details of what she planned to do with the money.
"I got back $5,600 on my taxes. Instead of buying my kids the latest Jordans or fancy electronics, I paid my rent for the YEAR," she wrote in the post. Christina, who uses her minimum-wage job to provide for her children, went on to describe how her kids have inherited her values. "I know that a roof over my kids' heads is what's important," she wrote. "My kids don't want for anything because my priorities are straight."
By spending the tax return wisely, she will now have some extra money leftover to spend on doing fun activities with her children, she wrote.
Christina's post received more than 300,000 likes and 130,000 shares. Plus, moms everywhere rallied to show their support for her by commenting sweet messages and sharing their similar stories. One woman, Lory Vuletich, commented, "Wonderful example to your kids . . . way to go mom!" Another mom, Stacey Bayes, commented about how she's in the same shoes as Christina. "I do this exact same thing!" Stacey wrote. "Yeah, it would be nice to go out and buy some luxuries with that money, but the best luxury to me is knowing my kids are provided for. Much respect from one single Mom to another! Keep working girl."