The first year was a little awkward but now, now we love and look forward to it and have a lot of fun with it. Now it isn't just about feeding the homeless it's about food drives and clothing drives, toy drives and fun activities for the kids to play etc etc. Rosie always signs up to run the drinks table, or the lemonade stand as she calls it, she loves doing it. Before any of us can serve the food and drinks we have to prepare it and I honestly love watching all the volunteers dancing that dance.
|As Always Rosies shirt was a bit tight|
|This is Maria and her hubby Albert. 2 honest to goodness good people.|
|Apparently Lily had some sort of liquid explosion whilst making lemonade.|
I don't like a day for giving thanks, we should be thankful every single day but I do like a day to give back
Lily has a IG account and yesterday in the car on the way home she wrote this and posted this picture.
I read this and I was really really proud of her. I think she gets it. I believe it is sinking in. It's not about possessions it's about you. When I read, never look down on someone unless you are helping them up, I knew she has been listening. On our way home yesterday we spotted a homeless man whom we have bought food for before. We were at a red light so I honked and he came over. Yesterday he cried when we gave him something and wished him happy turkey day, which in turn made us cry.
Then of course it was time to kick it up a notch and head over to celebrate Thanksgiving with Amy and family. Fabulous friendship that has lasted for years, great food, kids that adore each other and I am so so happy to see Lily and Nick working through this whole adolescent "thing" and figuring out how to still be friends as the biggest jock and biggest nerd on the planet. Last year they parted ways as the pervert and the boring nerd. Rosie is just happy to hang with Duke the dog and look for fish in the lake. Amy and I had 1,000 half finished sentences over the course of the day which will get caught up in text form as we realise they never happened on Thursday.
Life is good, wonderful in fact.