Saturday, December 4, 2010
Friday afternoon (sorry, I'm going in reverse order here) we set out to find basketball shoes for Brice along with a couple other errands and then we went to Walmart. What's the big deal about going to Walmart, you ask? Well, we went to participate in Clark Howard's Christmas for Kids. It was awesome and so easy. Justin and I have been working really hard to get through to Brice about being grateful for things big and small and thought this might get through to him. We were able to choose a list made by a foster child and buy him his wishes. Brice helped pick out a bike and helmet, a hand held electronic game (we chose Tetris and now I'm dying to play again!) and then a gift card. We hope our seven year old little boy is super surprised and pleased on Christmas morning when he wakes up! It felt so good to give to someone who does not expect a nice Christmas and I thought Justin was going to cry right there in the toy aisle. It was a good lesson for all of us that this season is about giving and loving. I do believe we got through to Brice as he said when we got in the car, "You don't just have to give at Christmas time, do you, Dad?". Mission Accomplished, I'd say.