Saturday, June 21, 2008

1000 Acts of Service

Well summer is finally here and although they have only been home a couple of days the kids are driving you up the wall and out the window. What to do, what to do?

It’s been one of those wild a crazy few days here in the Dear herd. Then again it’s a rarity when something wild and crazy isn’t going on. I was getting ready to complain about dealing with difficult pre-teen kids (the teenagers are no problem, yet), weather, my weight and what not when I was brought back to reality by reading Sadie’s Blog.

My long time blog viewers will remember when I had my B.A.B gift certificate give-away and Sassy wanted to win them to give them to her dear friend whose little 5 year old girl was just diagnosed with an inoperable Brain Tumor and the prognosis wasn’t great. Thankfully Sassy won the contest but I’ve been keeping tabs on Sadie ever since at her blog.

I couldn’t help but be touched at today’s story where their family received 1000 paper cranes as a good luck and health token. What does Sadie’s mom go and do, feel sorry for herself, complain about what it’s like to deal with a child with cancer? No – She does the exact opposite and decides that Sadie and their family will give back 1000 acts of service. It’s humbling to meet wonderful people who when going through the worst life can throw at them turn around and show true Christ like Charity to others.

So we are going to do the same. This summer the Fawndear herd is going to dedicate 1000 acts of service in honor of Sadie and her family. Sure we’ll do all the fun things families do over the summer but our overall theme will be service. Thanks Sadie for letting us get to know a real angel. Anyone else who wants to contribute service in Sadie’s behalf go ahead and go to her blog and say Hi.


Jennifer said...

What a great idea! Very inspiring :)

BoufMom9 said...

What a wonderful idea!
I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Perhaps the Bouf family will try to do the same...
:) Debi

Deanna said...

What a wonderful idea!!! Thanks for sharing a great idea....