Day 10-Giving Back
I am either really sappy or emotional lately. Not sure which, but thanks to all these radio stations providing so many wonderful things for families in need this year, I have been crying a lot.
This was the story today.
A husband and father of three girls was on the receiving end of the giving this year. His wife has recently had several medical issues and is now pretty much disabled. Because of the economy, his company shut their doors so not only did he loose his job, he also lost his health insurance that was helping to take care of his wife. He has started painting numbers on curbs to make rent for his family. He was given an eviction notice just a few days ago.
His girls have asked about Christmas this year and the only thing he has for them is to pay the rent so that at least they can all stay together.
The radio station is paying the rent for his family this month, and the past months in which he has not had the money. They gave him $1000 for Christmas for his girls. Filled their pantry with $500 worth of groceries.
It was very emotional to listen to a grown man cry knowing that his family is being provided for. But the best part was his reaction:
"Thank you so much for everything, what can I do for you?"
This man has nothing. He is now being given a huge gift and the only thing he wants to do is give back.
How wonderful is that?!
Needless to say I was bawling by the end of the broadcast. I am so thankful that this family is being provided for.
This is exactly what I want to teach my girls about..giving back. That's what it is all about.
For giving back and so much more, I am thankful.