Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Shoe shopping!

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.

2 comments:

cable said...

You are welcome. I am just listening to my heart for what God wants from me. I don't even know what we are doing next time, but I have a feeling it will be something to do with those little ones again. The children shouldn't suffer for any reason. I'll only do what I can. I'm glad you are a part of this. You have a wonderful heart.

B.Rubble said...

Annie. The kids loved their shoes, and their parents reacted the way one would expect. With thanks and love. I am glad you came, and glad that you found so much joy and had so much fun. Thank you for coming and being a part of this. I look forward to talking with you more, and standing side by side for the Lord. "Yea though I walk through the valley in the shadow of death, I fear no evil, For I am friends with a single mother, who is in fact, the meanest mother in the danged valley!" Have a great day, and take care