A Christmas Angel
I was going to sit down and write all about the research behind my decision to go with raw milk for Annabelle once she turns 1 but I had to get some Christmas present wrapping done first. Not a present for Annabelle, or a friend or a family member. Presents for an angel from our Angel Tree at school. A child who probably didn’t have dinner tonight and will probably go to school hungry in the morning.
We worry so much about the small unimportant things in our lives that sometimes we forget that there are children out there that literally don’t have a bed to sleep on. I see it every day in my classroom and when I stop long enough to take it all in it’s heartbreaking. Children who live in a house the size of my living room with 4 other families who come to school hungry every day and don’t have a jacket to wear in the 30 degree weather. So wrapping a few things for someone who needs so many is the least I can do.
This is the time of year for joy and happiness and giving and we tend to get so caught up in buying presents for people who don’t really need anything and forget about those who don’t really have anything. It makes me remember all the blessings that I have in my life. I have a roof over my head, a healthy, happy family and a job and I thank God every day for all the blessings in my life.
So maybe when you’re doing your Christmas shopping put an extra something in your basket for someone who might not have a pair of shoes, or make an extra batch of cookies for someone that might not have anything else to eat that day. Try to remember the big picture, how lucky we are to have each other and instead of staring at your closet in the morning thinking you have nothing to wear be grateful to have clothes that keep you warm and food in your belly.