I am amazed and excited by the response to the fundraiser for Kelli$9160! WOW! I told the kids all about it on the way to church last Sunday: Kelli’s background, condition, and the need for money for COBRA payments. When Tuesday morning rolled around, I asked the kids if any wanted to contribute. I thought it would be wonderful if they wanted to help, but this is not the sort of thing I would force.

My kids do helpful things for my retired neighbors – like sweep the steps, clean house, yard work, etc. – and they give them money which they keep for them in individual coffee cans. Two kids gave me $5 each and one gave $4. One handed me $28 and told me that he wanted to order an $8 CD from Amazon for his friend’s birthday, and to send the rest. I was completely blown away. I hugged him with tears in my eyes and told him how proud I was of him and how generous he was. Do you know what he said? “It’s only money.”

It made me ashamed for every time I am faced with a situation to give, and I think, “When is the house payment due?” or “How much is the gas bill this month?” or something else along those lines. It’s not easy to give when we get bogged down by worldly considerations. I pray to have my faith restored and not forget God’s promise:

Matthew 6: 31-33:
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

These pictures have nothing to do with the post; I just wanted to share.

Here is Miss Lily in my supper cool sweet awesome bathtub!

Pin It on Pinterest