A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.
Kristin Hannah, American author
Sorry it has been awhile since I updated this blog, we had a very busy week that included a wedding, Bachelorette party, a death, some illnesses being passed around our home and I had a huge test at school this week.
I have been trying to include the boys in my random acts of kindness, so that they might understand giving to others is a very good thing.
Last week I took the boys to the candy store and we passed out candy and valentines to some people we knew and then we passed out some to some elderly people at a local retirement home.
I paid for someone’s coffee at Starbucks while I was studying
I left some change on a vending machine at school with a note that said have a treat on me.
Because my cooking is so bad we took took donuts instead of my baking to the Madison Heights fire and police station. The boys got a few gifts in return from the very nice fireman.
I shoveled my neighbors sidewalk today and cleaned off some random cars that were parked outside my house.
I also delivered our collection of basic goods for the troops that I had been collecting over the last month.
So that puts our grand total acts of kindness to 28 acts so far.
When I started this, I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t realize how expensive it would be, I didn’t think it would have such an impact on me. I thought that this would be a great way to honor my mother and that would be that. I can honestly say giving back like this has been life changing. I know that it will be something that my family always focuses on. This has also confirmed my choice of going to school to be a nurse.
I have had more than my fair share of sleepless nights lately, I just miss my mom so much I can’t even really put it into words.
I will try to update this blog more often, I lost my debit card so, I will have to be creative with my acts of kindness until I get one but honestly the acts of kindness that have no cost me any money have made the biggest impact.