I went shopping and gathered the booty for the Christmas child shoe boxes. This is the project I wrote about in my post about doing Christmas differently this year. It was so much fun. I can't believe how much it helped get me in the Christmas spirit. I'm going to take a pic of each of us (husband, son and me) and add an envelope with our pics and a short note wishing Christmas joy and hope for the child opening the box. I was able to go shopping with a co-worker on my lunch break. It was wonderful to share the true meaning of Christmas with someone I usually don't talk about stuff like that with. I can feel the Holy Spirit softening my heart. It was fun and encouraging, to both of us. I'm working on my Thanksgiving thankfulness list, next. I need to write it down this year. I think the season has been kicked off to a good start. Oh, and I hope the church ladies have extra shoe boxes, 'cause I didn't have any at my house.
Booty = kick ball, lego car, lifesavers, boxers, socks, uno card game, crayons, markers, composition book, pencils and sharpener, toothpaste, toothbrush, and dental floss. (yeah, I don't know if a 5-9 year old boy wants floss, but, really, taking care of your gums is so important for good health in general. :))
|Gifts for three shoe boxes|