Dakota Nelson has to work three jobs as he adjusts to life as a single parent to seven children, ages 1 through 16. In July, Nelson found his late wife, Ream, 38, unconscious and lying on the ground outside their home.
"We were working in the garage, goofing around and having fun, and [I] came back and she just was dead on the ground basically," Nelson told the East Idaho News.
Doctors said she had lacked oxygen to her brain for more than 20 minutes. She was in a coma for weeks before she passed away in September.
This Christmas, as the family still grapples with the loss, they will have something to smile about. East Idaho News showed up to Nelson’s home to surprise him with the $10,000.
Nelson’s jaw dropped as he saw all the zeros. The dad was overcome with emotion and burst into tears.
grapple with：慣用語，盡力解決；設法對付；儘量克服。例句：USA Gymnastics said on Wednesday it had filed for bankruptcy protection as the embattled governing body continues to grapple with the aftermath of the Larry Nassar abuse scandal.（隨著美國體操協會持續設法解決賴瑞．納瑟性侵醜聞的餘波，這個飽受各方抨擊的管理單位週三表示，已申請破產保護。）
someone’s jaw drops/dropped：慣用語，大吃一驚；驚訝得張口結舌。例句：My jaw dropped when she told me how much she spent on shopping in 1 hour.（當她告訴我她逛街1小時就花掉多少錢時，我嚇到張大嘴說不出話來。）