Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Twin Christmas Spirit

Christmas has arrived early at the old farmhouse this year. I've received the greatest gift a mom could ever dream of receiving. Let me take you back to Sunday afternoon. We arrived home from church, and the male twin was on a mission. He needed a box. Thinking he wanted to wrap something up, I have him a gift box.

"No, Mom, that won't work, I need something bigger but not too big", he said.

"Okay", I replied. "What's it for?"

"It's for donations."


"Yes, to help people"

Can I tell you right now, that I think my heart stopped and then swelled. He has a good heart. God bless him. As soon as his sister learned what was up, she joined in on the action and in two days they have raised $31. It gets better. Most of the money is their own. When asked, they informed me they would be donating to the Salvation Army and World Vision. The male twin's Grandma Gwen was going to sponsor a child through World Vision for Christmas for him this year. He was very excited about it and even though she's no longer with us, I know she would be very proud of both of them this week. I know I am.

Merry Christmas friends!


~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

OMG! How very sweet. You have a couple of great kids, Andrea. They are going to grow up to be awesome adults. Full of passion, with big hearts :)
Merry Christmas to everyone! Thanks for being a friend!!

God Bless, Misha

p.s. your background and snowflakes look so pretty!

Debbie said...

Oh how wonderful. And let me tell you that sponsoring a child through World Vision is the most awesome thing. We would know!

Jenny said...

I love this! It's so neat to see kindness in children! I posted about that today, too! Your blog is beautiful, BTW.

Dandy said...

What a touching story!!

PS I love the snowflakes here. I love how they float across the page. Its quite magical in your space here!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Oh, what wonderful kids they are! I could just hug them both (and they're just cute as can be too). That IS the best gift! Love these snowflakes. I feel all festive!! Christmas Blessings to you Dear Andrea, the Artist, the Twins and all! -Tammy

City Hen said...

Wow! The big generous spirit of a child sized heart! You did good with those kids! :) Hope you have a happy holiday and very special family time together!

Anonymous said...

Merry, merry Christmas, Andrea!

Pat MacKenzie said...

Merry Christmas Andrea
I am so glad that I have found your blog and grandma would be so proud of the twins - she loved Noah so much and was very proud of him.