Saturday, April 6, 2013

Taking Care of Each Other

These signs are on the signpost in the middle of main street

I am so thankful to live in a community that takes care of its own.  This benefit breakfast was not for someone who currently lives in town, but whose Mom went to school here.  The benefit was for an 8 year old boy who just had a heart transplant.  When this benefit was first scheduled he was waiting for a heart, but had received his new heart by the time the benefit rolled around.  That changed the mood of the day--it was more of a celebration, helping someone during the healing phase instead of the waiting phase.   The room was filled with laughter, smiles, and good old fashioned teasing as the community all came together to help this family.

I had the privilege of running the donation table, so I got to interact with all who entered the room. 
There was a steady stream of people from the beginning until the Easter Egg hunt across the street on the courthouse lawn and then again after the Hunt.  A big thank you to Curtis for being kind enough to let me leave for awhile and go watch my kiddos during the egg hunt. 

It was an excellent example of taking care of each other and I'm glad I got to be a part of it.
READY . . .

Easter Egg Hunt

Getting ready for the day

Johannes A. Gaertner
"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven"

Thanksgiving for today
Willingness to give to others
Learning from mistakes
Community who pulls together
Crossing items off my list
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