Last month, I posted about my friend Molly, who has opened her home and her heart to her nephew, Seth. Molly and her family have been struggling financially since then, as Seth's arrival put a strain on their already tight budget.
I asked for help from all of you, as several local agencies could not find the resources for this amazing family. And, my friends, bless you, you came through - for me, for Molly, and most importantly, for Seth.
As of this writing, you have donated, either in cash or gift card or gift, almost $800. To help out a family you don't know, simply because you were asked to do so.
I am proud to know you. Prouder still to call you my friends. THIS is what love looks like. THIS is what community truly means. THIS is what being the good feels like:
When Seth came to us, we knew we'd make it; just not sure how.
Already raising 3 children on a tight budget, overnight, we had a fourth. We were told immediately that we would be his guardians until further notice. There was no ceremony, no time to prepare and no instruction booklet. I navigated all the resources I could think of.
After doors repeatedly closed in my face, people turned their backs, I told his story....and someone listened.
She heard my words, felt my feelings and cried my tears. Her beautiful heart took our story to bed with her. Finally!! Someone was going to help us.
That help was just going to come from the community; rather than agencies. I slept better that night knowing such good people do exist. Compassionate human beings.
Thank you on behalf of my children, for making life a little easier to live. Thanks to all of your kindness, our load has been lightened. Now that our worries have been spread out among so many people, they are much lighter to carry.
We can spend time laughing with our children and forget some of our troubles.
Your kind hearts are beautiful; and your love is felt. You have brought joy where there was struggle.
Please know that your gift of compassion has been received and has found it's place in the hearts and eyes of our little ones.
And thank you from an angel of a boy, Seth, who gets to be a kid this Christmas.
Bless you all and your families this Christmas!