30 Days of Thankfulness- Day 4

So, this post is a little late in coming but frankly, momma needed a break on Friday and my sweet girl and I did some power shopping for our Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.  Her school is a collection point and this year as a family we’re filling 3 boxes.

And so what am I grateful for? I am grateful for organizations like Samaritan’s Purse that serve to facilitate and provide Christmas presents for children that might not otherwise have any.

I may be 40, but I still remember those lean years during my parent’s divorce during which our Christmas celebration was supplemented by a local church. I remember the jewelry box I received as a teenager and how much I treasured that gift.  It was nice to know that people cared during a time in my life when things were so topsy turvey.

Not only am I grateful for Operation Christmas Child, but I am also grateful that our family is in a position to participate, and that my daughter is learning about the value and importance of generosity in the process. I am grateful that when I take my daughter “shopping” she can understand that it’s not always about or for her – especially in a culture intent on selling her on the belief that it is.