We "adopted" two children to buy gifts for this year. I went out and bought those kids everything I thought they would love, because kids deal with so much, and they deserve a break from the horrors in life. They deserve happiness.
Yesterday, I took the gifts in and was hoping to come in and see a blank wall, where the many names tags once hung. I didn't. There were still many kids' names, with wants and needs hanging on the wall, and that upset me. I considered taking two more, but I didn't, which also upset me. I know myself well, I would take more, buy more gifts, take them for drop off, and there would still be more children who need help. I hate it. I know what a hard life means at Christmas. It means misery, fighting. These particular kids are either in foster care, or a foster facility, so in my head, I hope they are being treated right, and our gifts are simply added help. I want to do more, but I don't know how.
I'm thinking about getting involved with our local food kitchen, and also becoming a child advocate. I'm waiting until after Christmas though, because amazingly enough, shelters and food kitchens have an over abundance of volunteers over the holidays. That's a good thing!
Now for some pictures of pretty, shiny things...
|One tree... love the colors :)|
|Our backyard... so peaceful|
|We added these lights before our party :)|
|Look, it's Santa!|
|Yummy candies! I eat them while I cook. haha|
|My wine is ready for the wine and art function tonight!|
|No caption needed...haha|
|Santa and his Chai tea|
|I love my shiny decorations|
|Our whimsical tree|
|My Callie May, Christmas baby 1|
|Tallulah, Christmas baby 2|
|Camden, Christmas baby 3|
|Do you ever take the time to look up? :)|
|Looking up again...|
|Looking UP into the tree :)|
I would post pictures of the sky, but it's gray today and our good camera is broken... cell phones just don't capture the layers of clouds like a good camera can!
I hope everyone has a very good night!!