2. Help make sure that every child receives something on Christmas day...Check!
3. Go to Haiti and help deliver all of the gifts...Check!
This past Thanksgiving week, I had the privilege of traveling to Haiti. So instead of feasting on turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie I was able to meet the kids that would receive the gifts on Christmas day. They were precious! It was humbling as we organized and gathered the items for each child.
I found myself so excited to help put all of the bags together. This year because of our wonderful sponsors, each child was able to receive the following items.
2 pairs of underwear,
A dress for the girls and a shirt for the boys,
Two small toys for the younger kids and for the older teens a wallet with $5,
and a few other personal items.
It may not seem like much to us, and to most American children the thought of receiving everyday items would cause an moment of confusion about where the "real" gifts were. I guess you could say that this Christmas, the true meaning for me is defined by the lives that we touch and not by the cost of the gifts that we give to others.
With all of that being said, let me again say a great big, THANK YOU! I'm sure many of you may want to see the faces of some of the kids that will receive the gifts on Christmas Day, ENJOY!