Monday, December 21, 2009

Helping



This year through Lisa's work, we "adopted" four low income families for Christmas. Two are couples with children, one is a single dad with three, and another is a grandmother raising two. We've had quite a bit of donations of clothes and toys, and also just over $600 cash! We spent 4 hours on Friday night shopping with this money, and managed to get almost everyone a few gifts each. Yesterday we had friends over to help us wrap. (baiting with dinner of course lol) Today I'll be going out for the last few things, wrap them, and we'll drop everything off tomorrow.
It's been a rough year for us at home, and our gift piles are pretty small. But we have a roof over our heads, plenty to eat, and will be just happy for all of us to spend christmas day together. We're all grown adults here, and we know it's been a hard hear for all of us, but getting things for these families helps to bring happiness to us. Thinking that some kid wasn't going to have anything to open on Christmas morning was just too sad. I wish we could somehow be there to see their faces..but we know, and thats enough.

8 comments:

Happy Days said...

What a wonderful act of kindness you and Lisa have done. I am positive you will have created a wonderful Christmas to two familiies who are so grateful. The statement: 'Tis better to give than recieve is so true. You both are so thoughtful. Merry Christmas to you both...debbie

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lauraslife said...

Have a wonderful Christmas! I agree that all of us who have a roof over our heads and food in our cabinets are blessed. I wish I had done something more this year for those who don't have all that I do. Looking forward to blogs in the new year.

goatmilker said...

That was nice of you guys. If more people in the world were like you guys wow what a different place it would be. Have a very Merry Christmas and a great day. Rebekah.

Barb and Steve said...

Such a great thing to do. I believe in karma. May good things come to you for doing for others. Have a Merry Christmas!

Chris W said...

Thanks for all the comments folks. This has made me feel more in the Christmas spirit than before. It's been rough here and neither of us was really feeling it. This brought it back.
I finished the shopping today, and got more donations. I'm not looking forward to more wrapping lol but I cant wait to drop them off.
Barb, I'm a big believer in karma. I never was for a long long time, but I learned the hard way. Someday I might share that story since it taught me so much.

Leasmom said...

Oh, thats wonderful Chris! Merry Xmas to you and Lisa!!!

Sherri said...

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Sherri - TheMobileHomeWoman.com

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