A friend of mine at work has this neighbor. the mom works 2-3 jobs to make ends meet for her 5 kids. over the past few years I feel as i have come to know this family as my friend has bragged about them and how fabulous the kids all are. My friend and her husband buy gifts for the kids and leave them on their doorstep each year for Christmas.
a few weeks ago, she came to me (knowing i enjoy crafts) and asked if i wanted to buy a crocheted or knitted scarf made by one of the teenage daughters of her neighbor. the girl was making them in secret after school and wanted to sell 10 of them....at $5 each (gasp) so she could get her mom some Christmas Morning pajamas, slippers and a robe. (yeah, this is where you get the tissues). she said "my mom works so hard for us and i want her to be able to relax on Christmas morning".
I OF COURSE jumped at buying one but NO WAY was i going to pay this girl ONLY 5 DOLLARS! so i gave a bigger donation and have told this story to many many people. see how beautiful that scarf is? (on the left)
you see, Christmas is about stories like this. a girl who has been raised with enough morals and values to do something this nice for her hard working mom. it touched my heart in so many ways i cant even begin to tell you all.
so, being the crafty bag maker that i am....i decided this girl needed a cord bag of her own and maybe a little journal/diary/notebook.
My friend was going to fill the bag with a few other goodies for the daughter. i hope this story has put some warmth in your heart as it did me.
Happy Holidays to you all!
ps.......HEIDI is in charge of the first FNSI for December....click HERE for the details.