I Celebrate The Day
I am very thankful that we were all able to have a hand in caring for these kids both in school and in their home life for the holidays but something inside me just felt a little sad. We went to each of their homes and, overall, I saw that these kids were and ARE happy even despite their circumstances. I knew I would feel different after getting a peek into each of their lives outside of school and all of our 9 kids were all a little taken aback by our presence in their non-school life.
It was weird…and good…and hard…and good.
I would like to think that our gifts will really make a difference and change things for our kids but, deep down, I know that our presents are just things and things don’t really change life. I do know that our real presents are found in our presence in their lives. I also know that no amount of presents or presence from us will ever equal the amount of love Jesus has for these kids.
I know that is true.
And, I guess, I am realizing that all of that truth is a little overwhelming.
“And with the Christmas wish is missed, the point I could convey…”
(I think this song sums up some of the words that I’m having trouble finding right now.)