As the secretary at Advent Lutheran Church I have come to see many happy and sad moments in people’s lives. A couple of those happy moments happened within the last couple of weeks. I had a member stop in the office carrying 5 heavy plastic grocery sacks full of items. While dropping of items at church is a pretty common occurrence, the story behind these bags isn’t. She went on to tell me that her son turned 8 recently and instead of receiving presents at his birthday party, he wanted his friends to donate to Mr. Bob’s Under the Bridge. The bags were full of shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brushes, wash clothes, etc…. I thanked her many times and told her what a nice thing this was for her son to do.
Pastor told this story at church on Sunday and then on Monday, the mom stopped by again and brought the rest of the hygiene items from the party, another 2 full bags. Along with the items, she gave me $6, this was from her other son who is 5, he wanted to do “something nice too”. Wow, 2 very nice young boys are well on their way to becoming wonderful young men! Have a blessed Easter and may all of us find the spirit of these 2 young boys throughout the year.