Giving Back During the Holidays

This past Thursday I had the opportunity to volunteer at one of our community Christmas events. Afterwards, I called my husband almost in tears. We had a brief conversation about how humbled I felt and how blessed our family is.

What particularly moved me was while volunteering, I was helping a mother shop for a pair of tennis shoes for her son. A few months back, our oldest son, Tallen needed a new pair of tennis shoes. Not thinking twice, we hopped in the car and headed to the store. This is embarrassing! We bought him not one, not two, but four pairs of shoes and our younger son, Trace, two pairs of shoes. That’s right, six pairs of shoes in one shopping trip! Shame!

What I took away from that volunteer experience was, that not everyone has the luxury to go and purchase items for their children when the need arises. In that aspect, I feel very blessed that we can provide for our sons. However, I was very humbled too. Anyone at any given moment can be on the receiving end. All it takes is one lost job, a medical emergency, death, etc.

With that being said, I would encourage everyone to count their blessing and to be a blessing to someone else.

Merry Christmas!



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