I was reminded again how truly blessed we really are. This year things are tight because of Cowboy’s injury at work and the worker’s comp pay cut, so Christmas was going to be lean.
But, the family at 2nd Baptist here in town (the church Mini attends) adopted him for Christmas.
I am so thankful to the community at the church for helping. They brought everything they got him over the other day. They got him a nice new coat, a pair of jeans, a shirt, sweat shirt, and lots of little stocking stuffer things. Those things have allowed me to get him a few more toys than I had planned since I do not need to get him those items now.
I was very touched when they dropped off the stuff to the house. I did not ask for it, I didn’t whine about our financial situation, they just did it. I will be forever grateful for these people.
Yes, Mini goes to a different church than I do. We have decided to not force a faith on him, we are letting him choose. Cowboy and I have decided to do it this way so Mini’s beliefs are true to him, what he feels in his own heart and soul, and not just what his parents have forced on him.
He enjoys church and has his own personal relationship with God and I think this being his choice is the important part. I don’t stress denomination, I’m just happy that, at 11, he has faith.
The Angels at his church will be in my thoughts and prayers for thinking of us and helping us this year. And next year, I hope to be able to return the kindness by helping a child at Christmas time the way we were helped.