Sunday, March 28, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
We had to fit all of this in one bucket...
There were VERY specific instructions on what goes in and how it goes in...
Everybody got a chance to put something in the bucket...except me...I was snapping away behind the camera...
And with the help of the VERY detailed directions, we were able to fit it all in. As we were closing the lid, Cecil said, "Oh, look, that's neat, the little recycle symbol almost looks like 'HOPE'." And sure enough it did.
So, there you have it. Our little family sending a little piece of hope to a needy family in Haiti. It's not much to us, in fact, it only cost us about $25.00. But we were told that what we sent can feed a family there for a week.
We also took advantage of the teachable moment with our kids and explained how much we have in comparison to others in the world. We stressed how important it is that we are always thankful and that we remember to thank God for everything that we have been blessed with. To which, my 3-yr old son replies, "Thank God for Spencer sharing his toys with me." It was a fun night!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
On Sat. Feb 20. my 2-year old nephew was hit by a vehicle and passed away. My heart is absolutely broken for my brother-in-law and his wife. I cannot imagine the pain that they are going through, and how badly they just want it to go away. I don't know if you ever completely stop feeling the pain of losing a child and I pray that I never have to find out. I pray for comfort and healing for their family. It's an awful, awful situation, and we don't know why, we may never know why these things happen. But, without a doubt, our Creator does and he is in ultimate control and I trust in His plan.
Alyssa asked me a couple of days after it happened, "Why did N have to die?". I told her, "I don't know, we may never know. But God knows and God has a plan for our lives and he had N's life planned. It's in these times that we have to trust that God's plan is perfect, even if we don't understand it." It's really hard to explain death to children, but this is what I am 100% sure of and she was comforted by these words and for this I am thankful.