I got an email from the pastor up in Oshkosh who partnered with Safe Families to care for the mom. Saturday went wonderfully! The mom ended up with....ready for the list?
- 4 beds
- linens for each bed, including new comforters
- two desk
- three dressers
- three bookshelves
- brand new kitchen table with chairs
- several end tables
- pots and pans galore
- pot holders and kitchen towells
- cleaning supplies to last 1/2 a year
- a stocked pantry
- gift cards for Christmas gifts
- wrapping paper and tape - so mom can wrap her kids' presents
Pastor Mike drove over to officially give mom the keys and found all 4 kiddos sung in their beds. Fast asleep. Warm, comfortable, content. Even without water, this family wanted to stay here...in their new home.
How often do I fall onto my bed and not even think once how grateful I should be for having a comfortable bed with clean sheets and multiple blankets! How often do I send grumpy kids to bed, whining and complaining that they HAVE to go to their beds! A bed. Seems so insignificant to most of us. When was the last time you actually got on your knees and thanked God for your bed?
I guess we would if we had to go without one.
Saturday night, 4 kiddos and a mom were "snug in their beds". Praise God!