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Well, about three years ago - we were opening our Christmas presents as a family. We try not to overdue Christmas and each of the kids gets one or two presents from Mom and Dad. The evening was wrapping up and I still had one gift under the tree. When I opened the box, I was more than surprised to see a big, fat, red piggy bank sitting in the box. When I took it out, there was a note attached to it - telling me that this was the bank that would help us set aside the money for the grand piano. (I was still sceptical) So, I put the pig on top of the old piano and figured that we would start saving - but it would still be a long long time. Little did I know how enthusiastic my children would become about the idea of getting Mom a new piano. With love in their hearts for me, they began - of their own accord and choosing, to put the money that they received into the pig. The fat pig's insides began growing and 9 months later September we were able to purchase the piano. We took the kids in with us to the piano store, along with the red pig and purchased our piano. It was a great lesson for them to learn to save and then spend - and it was a great blessing to my heart to see the excitement and love in their eyes as they watched Mom pick out her new piano. Their sacrifice for me - meant more to me than the piano ever would.