Many of these women and children have faced very trying & difficult times, many struggled for years before they finally decided to enter the doors of this homeless shelter. Their stories are not for me to know, nor to judge. What I am to know is that basic human needs are not being met and that my help is needed.
I am hoping & praying that everyone participating in this year's town yard sale is selling a coat! I am going to get my children involved and have them help me sort the coats and then also come with me to drop the coats off at the shelter. You are never too young to think beyond yourself and learn that we belong to each other, that our job while we're on this journey is to love and help one another.
So this Saturday morning my mission will be to find coats and jackets for children and adults to wear as they brave the winter chill. My hope is that each time they reach for their coat, place their arms in the sleeves, wrap it around their torso and zip it up, they know that this coat was a stranger's way of wrapping her arms around them and giving them a warm hug all winter long.
If you are interested in helping, my email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit their website (or your local shelter's website), as they have an incredible list of volunteer opportunities: http://www.goodshepherdalliance.org/
p.s. Happy Birthday Mom, I love you more and more each year! :)
This song is dedicated to the mothers and children in the shelter. I know that life is trying right now, but over that rainbow.....blue birds fly, dreams really do come true. I hope and pray that life will only get easier for you.