Thursday, February 5, 2015

Service Project

 We've started doing a few service projects. I'm trying to find things that the girls can lead and really embrace. My friend Lovely L and I felt like Valentines was the perfect time for a service project. We made dozens of Valentines with Lovely L and her beautiful little kids and then we went to a local nursing homes and played music for the residents. Then we went room to room visiting them and delivering valentines. Some of these people never get visitors so it was really touching to see how they reacted to having these kids come visit. My girls are sometimes a little slow to warm up to people and can be very shy at first even though they have such a strong personalities. Visiting so many strangers and having them compliment Red Fish's hair and want to talk to her was a hard thing for her to do. New Fish put on her brave face and channeled her inner strength and ability to make friends everywhere she goes. We talked ahead of time that some of the people we would be visiting might not be coherent, some might look or smell or act funny and that it was okay to look at people as long as you look them in the eye and smile. We talked about the fact that the biggest service we would be doing would be to smile and be kind. It really made me proud to see the girls rise to the occasion and really show love for these people. They have such a tender hearts and really feels things deeply.


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