Today we had the opportunity to give a family Christmas who may not have had one otherwise. Today I had list a mile long I needed to do for my own families Christmas and to start packing, and get my room mothering material all together for Wednesday etc I had a million excuses why it might not work out and then it hit me. These are people, children that need me. We got their clothes at TJ Maxx and their toys at Walmart and we were able to do all their shopping and delivered their presents in one day.
We had the opportunity to meet the family, some years we get to some years just the parent(s). Three of the children were still awake when we showed up and their mother and them had made us a Christmas card. It was so tender and so sweet.
I know my children and I will always remember this. They are the ones that brought all the presents in to them and did all the shopping with us. It was such a sweet night/day to go into a store(s) and have them think of others and not a single one of them asked for anything, and thats never happened.
The spirit of Christmas was STRONG! I never want this feeling to go away.