It started out a little rough. I never even knew the Sunday before Mother’s Day was designated for moms who had lost a child. I mean why would anyone know about this day until sadly, they were in this situation. I knew I would be dreading this Sunday. How do you really celebrate Mother’s Day when one of your children is gone? I will do my best, because my mom is still here and so are my other 3 children.
After lunch, I was able to go hand out the bags my friends and I made for the homeless. a little late for her birthday, but the weather kept us from doing it until now. My new friend, Amanda, went with me. She is a recovering addict and at one time was homeless herself. I would’ve never been able to do this on my own. It was very rewarding. Some people were so grateful and continued to thank and bless us as we walked away. Others were kind of standoffish and I understand it’s hard to trust anyone on the streets. Only about 2 men were kind of ungrateful and wanted more from us. This will definitely be an annual or more event for me. Dallas would be proud.
After getting home, the girls swam in our new pool and just enjoyed themselves. I watched them laugh and thought how blessed (spoiled) we really are. Those men don’t know where their next meal is coming from and yet here we are enjoying more than we really ever need. Serving others and giving back is a new way of life for me.
As the night came to a close, my son (he just graduated with a bachelor’s in psychology) came out to enjoy some family time. He makes me so proud and I can’t wait for what is in store for him in the future. He will be returning to school to pursue his Ph.D in the fall.
I am truly blessed and vow to never take anything for granted again. God is good all the time, and all the time….