Merry Christmas.....from our home to yours! I hope everyone has a wonderful time with family and friends!
We spent our Christmas Eve morning enjoying a tradition Luke started 4 years ago. Our sweet 89 year old neighbor next door "gifts" Luke some of his loose change from time to time. Four years ago Luke received a huge bag of change from Andy around Christmas time. Later that day without saying anything to any of us Luke snuck tissue paper and tape into his room and wrapped up several "packages" of loose change. He then announced that he wanted to give these packages to the homeless. So, four years ago he started a tradition of putting packages together that we distribute Christmas Eve morning. It was such a beautiful morning as we drove about to find our "friends". A few years ago there was someone we had given a package to that stuck out in Luke's mind, so we went back to that particular area to see if we could find him...and we did. I think he was surprised when Luke called him by name to wish him a Merry Christmas. As we drove about it felt so good to know that this was something our son had instigated, and I could only imagine this being something he does with his own children some day.
Below is Luke putting change into little baggies that he then put into Christmas stocking type bags...he also added some granola bars, water, and toiletries.