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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Another Testament of Human Kindness and the Lessons We've Learned

This is just too sweet. The picture is of Brindley, another first grader at Panorama Elementary. She and her friends (including a sweet young lady by the name of Caiya) have created jars and have gone around collecting money for Ashton. In just a little under a week, these kids have collected around 100 dollars for us.

I've alluded previously to the fact that my wife and I are terribly prideful. We like to be as self sufficient as possible. We have really had to open ourselves up to ask for help, but when your child's life is at stake you will do anything it takes. This has been a great exercise for us, though. I believe that from everything a lesson is learned. Our lessons this go 'round have been that there are truly good people out there. We have learned to be gracious and humble. We have learned what it is to receive, as well as give. These kids have taught us graciousness in innocence. They recognize a peer in need, and they go forth of their own volition to help. As adults, especially in the U.S., we tend to lose this. Sometimes, it takes a child in need to bring back this childhood trait.

May you all be blessed with the ability to see the world through the eyes of a child. Just like Brindley, Caiya, and friends.

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted you to know that I'm thinking about your family's upcoming trip in June...I will only feel at ease after I hear you're home with the news that Ashton's on his way to full recovery...I'll keep checking your blog in June for that great news.. be well and travel safe...Mary W.