In a great many ways motherhood can feel like a thankless job, especially in your child’s younger years. And for the most part, parents are okay with that phase for the joy set before them and the anticipation of the beautiful young men and women they are raising.
You spend days, months, and years pouring your heart and soul into your kids, just praying that what you’re doing to instill values, work ethic, and character into them pays off.
But for Krystal June Preston, that “payoff” came in a way that she NEVER would have expected from her 13-year-old son William.
William’s unanticipated grand gesture came at a time when Krystal was down and out — and it is absolutely heart-melting. Krystal posted her story to Facebook, and William’s act of kindness for his mama quickly went viral. Find out just what this selfless teen did below:
“I have no words right now that can express how I am feeling at this moment. I’m in complete shock. The last couple weeks have literally been hell filled with so many tears, anger, confusion and heartache. Today I got the shock of my life.
As some of you may know my son William, who is a lawn mowing, yard cleaning, money making machine. Well my son had a job today that he had to go do and so I allowed him to go assuming it was like any other time. Well this time was different. Very different.
William came home and said
‘Mom I bought you a car.’
I of course laughed and told him ‘ya right!’
He said, ‘No mom I’m so serious, I bought you a car. Come on we have to go.’
I’m at this point confused annskepticalal [sic] and I said ‘go where?’
He said, “With this lady.”
And much to my surprise I go in my front yard and OMG there is a woman standing there and as William said she was giving us a ride. William jumps in the car so I’m like ok?? This is some kind of joke right. No one speaks really…
So….. As I’m still thinking at this point still a joke. We pull up to this house and William says, “Mom that’s your car…”
I completely lost it. I started bawling my eyes out. I am speechless my 13-year-old son bought me a car. He did some work for this women and that was his payment that he worked out with her. And here I thought it was a joke… Nope I was handed the keys and paperwork to the car and I’m freaking out but so in shock like Omg this is happening right now. So we got into the car it started right up and off we went.
I am so proud of my son. He is such a good kid. He may have his days but OMG what 13-year-old kid do you know that buys his mom a car… William I love you son and thank you. You have such a big heart and I love you.”
**This post originally appeared on Krystal June Preston’s Facebook page.