Monday, December 22, 2008

A good weekend

It was a good weekend. Again this year we adopted a family through 100 Neediest Cases--a young mother and her 2-year-old son. Her most specific request was for warm clothing for herself and her son. Can you imaging being in a position at Christmas where you would be happy if someone would just help you out with some warm clothing so you can make sure your child isn't cold?

We didn't ask the boys for any input as to what to get the family, and we didn't do much explaining, but the boys did go shopping with us and did ask questions. We simply told them that we were buying things for a mama and her son who didn't have enough money to buy things. They seemed to be okay with that and did help Mark wrap the presents, and then helped me to deliver them to the agency that was coordinating this family's case.

We had fun making sure that this family will have lots of warm clothing plus lots of extras to help them enjoy Christmas!

2 comments:

Tami said...

What a great family tradition! I'm glad the boys were able to help out without it bringing up too many memories from their 'old' days.

Debbie said...

What a huge blessing for the young mother and her son! I'm sure you wished you could be a fly on the wall when they received your thoughtful gifts. How wonderful!