The truck was packed with items that would help my son’s new dorm room seem more like home.
And we approached it with a bit of dread.
With only two adults to do the unloading, the task before us was a bit daunting.
And we knew that we were in for several trips up to his suite.
I thought about it and inwardly sighed. The work, I guessed, was par for this new college mom. We would get it done – however long it took.
“Need some help?” a voice piped up from behind.
“Can I give you a hand?” came another.
I turned to see the smiling faces of several college students descending upon us. They made friendly small talk with my son, grabbed items from the back of our truck and walked with my son inside.
I marveled at the empty vehicle as I stayed behind to lock up.
Wow, that was exactly ...
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Who is God -- to you?
God is an ever present help in trouble. (from Psalm 46:1)
A Hershey’s Kiss in a green foil wrapper came flying in my daughter’s direction while we watched the Christmas parade.
Skidding to a stop just a few steps to her right, she almost had it before another little hand snatched it up.
That wasn’t the first time she and her sister had missed out that day.
Candy and other fun things like water bottles, squishy footballs and stick-on earrings just seemed to be missing our spot.
“It’s okay,” I said to my little one who missed the Kiss. And I gave her a little reassuring squeeze.
We both were surprised though when ...
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Many of the people who walked out of Wal-Mart’s doors that sunny Saturday couldn’t resist the waiting ball players and their fundraising buckets.
It was what our local Little League calls “Can Day,” and my daughter was there in full uniform looking cute as a button. It was definitely hard to say no to her or any of her teammates.
I supervised her with watchful eyes as she helped raise funds for her team, making sure she had a hearty “thank you” for those who chose to give.
It was an interesting time of “people watching” for me as I studied the different ways folks responded to the kids' fundraising efforts.
Normally the table is turned, and I’m that busy shopper coming out of Wal-Mart’s doors.
I see the baseball uniforms or the fundraising signs, and I make a quick assessment of the situation.
I’ve already spent too much, and there’s no way I can give up any more cash, right?
Carefully, I avoid the eyes of the fundraisers, and I move quickly on my way.
Phew… got myself out of that one … just think about the dollars I saved!
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