They were homeless but grateful that they had found some housing while she was expecting. They planned to return home after the child was born. They knew they could count on the father to make all the arrangements for their return home after he had registered the family in the city of his birth as required by law. They did not anticipate after the child’s birth that they would suddenly have to leave and not return to their home but find another place to live. They were not wealthy, but fortunately some visitors whom they did not know had given their newborn some gifts including gold which could now pay the costs of their relocation and sustain them until the father could find work to support his family. A single mother or parent today in such circumstances would have found the situation nearly impossible unlike Mary, Jesus, her son and his step-father, Joseph.