"...FHE NIGHT WRITE LETTERS AND MAKE UP SOME CARDS OR 6 OF THEM TO PERUVIAN CHILDREN WHO MAY OR MAY NOT GET A GIFT WITHOUT OUR HELP.
MAIL AND DONATE $.
After Kinlee had a bath and we all ate dinner we set out to make our little cards and write a check for 6 little Peruvian kids. There were some teary moments as we talked about those who have nothing, who go hungry, who are motherless and fatherless, who are abused and neglected, diseased and who truly just want to be loved and to have even just one small something to call their own. Explaining this to Kinlee, watching a little clip on it and reading the above description of one small way we could help it all amounted to a great experience for all of us.
Here's one side to our simple little cards...
They are all doublesided and each one got a little package of stickers attached as well.
I love Kinlee's thoughtful little message "I care about you."
Mont's note written in Spanish of course. Ha, I love it!
I really hope these bring cheer and sunshine to their Christmas day combined with a little toy a sweet bun and some hot chocolate.
One day I will get to be the one to deliver good cheer to these foreign countries and beautiful, humble little children.
We came home and closed our family home evening and Kinlee's prayer put tears to the surface of both our eyes as she prayed with so much passion and love for these 6 little kids we just connected with through making these simple 3X5 cards, notes and our own little discussions, sharing some money and then sending it on it's way.
Quoted from her sweet, child-like humble prayer...
"Please bless that those kids will get those cards...probably right now.
Bless that their lives will be better when they get the cards, that they will get moms and dads or at least get to an orphanage."
Oh, that girl...she is a constant heart melter in moments like these. What a little sweetheart. I love her so much and I love that we got to hit off this years Countdown to Christmas in exactly this way and that her Daddy could be here with us to do it all is huge...what a fun and spiritual family home evening...a success, if you ask me.
Now go do it too...it's really easy, it really doesn't take much and I think it's effect will be beyond anything we have ever experienced on Christmas day in this land of plenty and so often land of entitlement. Not to mention the priceless lessons it will teach your children, which is one of the/my main goals as a parent during this most wonderful time of the year.