Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Compassion

My two sisters Christy and Mary really touched my heart this Christmas. Christy ran an ad on Craigslist giving away boys jeans. She has two boys and they had outgrown some jeans but had not worn them out yet, so Christy couldn't see throwing them away.

A woman responded to the ad and came over to Christy's house. The lady was well dressed in business attire and looking at her one would never guessed she was financially struggling.

While visiting the woman opened up and told my sister how she is a single mother with five kids and has no money for Christmas gifts. She is finding free items on Craigslist for her kids Christmas gifts.

Christy is a single Mom too and knows the challenges. She shared the woman's plight with my other sis, Mary and they decided to go shopping for the kids. They bought them clothes, pajamas, and shoes.

Mary is so incredible. She figured the Mom should gift wrap the items so that she could be a part of it all. So, Mary included gift boxes, wrap and tape.

This just touches my heart so much. Life handed my sisters an opportunity for compassion and they stepped right up to the plate. Gold Stars to you Mary and Christy, you have really shown the spirit of Christmas!


Judy said...

That sister of yours is a keeper for sure, bless her heart!

Gypsy Moon Designs said...

I found out Mary's hubby who is in the photo too provided the family with all the makings of a Christmas dinner and my Mom bought toys!

It is so touching!

Anonymous said...

That's what Christmas is all about...God Bless your family.

Valerie A. Heck said...

That's so touching, what a great sister!

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