Thursday, October 20, 2011
Laurel's sweet heart
I feel so blessed to have children with such big hearts! We frequent an outdoor mall area where there are usually a number of people asking for money. I know lots of people have different views about this, but I have always been one to try to give them something if I have extra to give. I have very vivid memories of the thankfulness from the homeless & poor when they receive something they need.
There is one gentleman who usually has a dog with him (I think the dog actually hangs out with a few people). For months we'd see him in the same place and whenever we pass by the girls make sure that we give him a little money. Laurel has frequently worried about this man. She wants to collect warm clothing for the winter to give to him and in addition to taking him a sandwich and chips she wants to make sure to bring some fruit so that he is healthy.
We gathered some food for him and dog treats and a toy for his friend and this sweet note that Laurel wrote. We've been on the downtown mall a few times but haven't seen him in his usual spot and I've heard that he got a job selling t-shirts. Laurel was so happy to hear this, but we'll continue to bring our goodies with us until she can give them to him.
"I'm sorry that you don't have a home. I wish you did. You are really nice. From Laurel Williams"