I had so much fun tonight. My new life group gifted a bunch of wonderful children with new shoes. I have a feeling that some of these kids have NEVER had a new pair of shoes before. What a wonderful time we had. Those beautiful kids gifted us with amazing smiles, thanks, and even some hugs.
My family has been blessed. We have a warm and cozy home with terrific neighbors. I have a bathtub. I have a full kitchen. My cupboards are full of food that I can easily prepare. It never dawned on me until tonight just how much the folks that must live in motels must miss. I can choose which room to watch my favorite TV programs in. I can use my microwave, my BBQ, my oven, my lovely gas stove. Laundry? Two steps out my garage door. My kids need new clothes? Maybe I can't afford designer labels, but I can run to any nearby store and buy them a couple new outfits.
Birthday? My kids have a party. Sick? The doctor is always available, and I can afford the copay.
Thanks, Chris, for organizing this. I know I got a bigger gift than those kids did tonight.