Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A little pre-thanksgiving...

Kent and I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Bishop's Storehouse today. We often discuss doing more service in our community, but have yet to really do anything about it. As family after family came in, we were their "escorts," guiding them through the store and helping them gather their foods and needed supplies.

It definitely touched my heart as I saw children and families walk through, but there was one family that particularly touched me. I could tell that they were very uncomfortable being there and not quite sure how to take it all in. I thought maybe I would talk with them a little bit, just so they felt a little more at ease. I learned that they had only been married just as short a time as Kent and me.

Their situation really, really made me realize how much I have to be grateful for. I honestly don't know how I would handle it- just starting out and not being able to make ends meet. Kent and I have really been trying to take the right steps with "emergency preparedness" and saving and budgeting, etc. I know that the Lord has definitely blessed us, and helped us along the way.

We've have also just learned that Kent's cousin Tiffany's 1 year old son unexpectedly passed away today. We want their family to know that our hearts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.

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