We had a very fun and busy weekend. I skipped almost all of the much needed work that needed to get done around the house to hang with the kids, run errands, and go to parties. On Sunday, before Addison was to attend another party, the kids had a lemonade stand.
This wasn't any regular lemonade stand. All the funds raised are going to a Haiti relief fund.
The kids have been watching the news and, of course, the coverage from Haiti is all they have been seeing. They also caught glimpses of the huge telethon on Friday. When little minds see things like this, it is obviously very difficult for them to comprehend the magnitude of the disaster that is actually taking place.
After, what seemed like hundreds of questions about the earthquake and the effects it had on the country and its people, they, or Addison finally seemed to get it.
She explained to me what the children over there don't have, including a St. Jude!:-)
She was beside herself and wanted to help.
Not knowing how, I was reminded of a High school who posted on Face book that her kids had a lemonade stand to raise money for Haiti and to help her kids understand the magnitude of devastation.
Therefore, this is what Addison and Jake decided to do as well. Within less than 2 hours of "work" they raised 60$! I was so proud of them! They explained to all the customers where the money was going and why they felt they had to give. I have to admit watching them work so hard to to explain and sell their product certainly brought a tear, or several, to my eyes! If I said a tear, I would be lying, as it can only be described by that big lump you get in your throat caused by such pride for your little ones, and emotion because of their actions.
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"You must love and help your neighbors just as much as you love and take care of yourself." (James 2:8)
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