Saturday, December 8, 2012

We've Been Blessed.

We have been very blessed. Josh has a wonderful job, our girls are healthy and we get to do a lot of fun things all year long. Because we are so blessed we like to bless others. We have been taking in a lot of donations to our church every month to stock the local food bank and this month we are kicking it up a notch.

Haylee's school is having a canned food drive to help Legacy families and the community. Haylee is doing her part by taking in 16 cans of food.

Sheryl has "adopted" 3 families and her followers are doing their part to provide for these families going through difficult times. Me and the girls dropped off a bag of toys Thursday to help bring smiles to those little kids' faces.

The girls each picked a Christmas Angel off the tree this year. Natalee picked out an outfit and Dora guitar for a 2 year old girl and Haylee picked out an outfit and a Monster High doll for a 4 year old little girl. I explained to them how wonderful it was for them to pick out something special for these 2 girls who may otherwise not have anything to open this Christmas.

We also participated in our church program, Advent Conspiracy. This what the website says- "Thanks to the generosity of the people of MISSION in 2012, 8,500 orphans and vulnerable children in Chikudzulire, Malawi are able to have a nutritious meal everyday. Help us feed 8,500 children a daily meal for all of 2013 and provide clean drinking water to 8,000 families." We did our part yesterday and it warms my heart to know we are feeding one child for an entire year and helping to fund 8 wells so they can have clean drinking water.

And lastly, since Jackson isn't here with us this Christmas we used the money we would have spent on him this year and donated to Central Arizona Animal Rescue here in Queen Creek.

It felt so good to have a conversation with the girls and explain why we do these acts of kindness. Haylee thought it was so sad some kids wouldn't be getting toys this year had we not helped. I want my girls to always give back and especially at the holidays. No one should go without.