Sunday, April 17, 2011

For it is in Giving, that We Receive

I have always taught my children that it is better to give than to receive. At Christmas when they were younger we had each one choose an angel from the angel tree. Each of them would select the gifts and package them before delivering them to the drop-off site. We also made a trip to the children's hospital to drop off gently used toys that our children no longer played with. The kids even carried the box in themselves.

Now that my children are older, that independent giving spirit is beginning to show. Keenan came home recently, telling me that the BETA Club wanted to create Easter cards for the local nursing home residents and they would like for him to design something. The two of us put our heads together and created this simple card....

It's nothing fancy, because we wanted something that the kids could create fairly easily.

Yesterday morning, on a rainy Saturday when most of his classmates were still in bed, Keenan helped cut all of the paper and emboss the front panels.

I was so proud of him for taking the time to give of himself to help brighten the day for others. It is times like these when I know that my kids are going to make the world a bettr place.


  1. Awww, how sweet! I'm sure those who get the cards will appreciate it!!

  2. I'm sure the kids will have a blast making the Easter card. Big pat on your son's back for helping others - you taught him well!

  3. How sweet and caring of him.
    It so nice to see our kids doing for others.