Tuesday, December 23, 2008
"I have had a rough day. I think it began at Megan's house and I think she must of had crying dust in her house."
And just be heading to bed, Morgan asked "Mom, can you please call Santa and explain I just had a rough day? Tomorrow will be better..."
You can bet I made the call!
I prayed for an experience that would make it known to my kids the joy of giving to others.
That same week I got a email from the Relief Society pres. and she was asking for donations for a single mother with 3 boys 1 yr old to 6 yrs old. They needed anything and everything.
So Emily and Morgan and I set out around the house to find what we could find...
We each went to the pantry and pulled out about 10 cans of food or misc items. I found some new and like new household items and wrapped them. We had 3 pair of good condition pajamas Jakey had out grown and several sets of mittens/hats. We found some games that were hardly used and all the pieces were there. And then we headed to walmart to find some additional items.
When we were done we had a whole box full of food and wrapped gifts. We dropped off the box on the Relief Society Pres door. I noticed that the other members of the ward were quick to act too, there were 3 other boxes there.
Yesterday I got an email from the Relief Society Pres. with an update: She had received so much and organizing it all, in total of 6 large boxes of food, gifts and toys. When they arrived at the home, the tree was bare underneath and quickly they put the wrapped gifts under the tree. The kids were so excited to see all the goodies! And the food was welcomed.
I was so worried, but I didn't need to be, Silly Sarah... Heavenly Father always answers prayers. We just have to be listening, and we will be led.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
At any rate, I still enjoy it and 90% of the time I think my items are cool...but Christmas time is that time of year that others get to endure my "homemade" gift giving. And I get lots of opportunities to make things.
So briefly, thank you to all who have endured my homemade gift giving, you in essence, have given me a gift by accepting it.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I also need to put this picture on of Chris' catch on Wed. He was so proud. This is only 1 picture of the 20 he made me take. The fish measured about 30 inches. I have to say it was HUGE. (and gross, I was gagging the whole time as it oozed and the gushed blood as he tried to filet it....)