Saturday, December 15, 2007

Angels for angels...

I called the local Salvation Army yesterday to see where they stood with their angel tree kids. They had just been informed of 10 more that didn’t have sponsors. I took a step of faith and volunteered, and I went and picked them up.

As soon as I got back to work, one of my coworkers grabbed two of the angel cards and headed out to shop.

This morning, I called a customer to confirm a brunch date for Sunday. He asked what our Saturday looked like, and I told him “Shopping for Angels!”. My customer then told me his family usually adopts angels every year … but they recently suffered a death in the family, and his wife is out of the country attending to her family. They’re just out of rhythm right now – a death will do that to you.

He’s going to split the costs with us on these 8 remaining children. He's an angel for our angels! Isn’t that awesome?? These kids won't go without gifts. Now that, ladies and gents, is what this season is all about! Woohoo! And thank you, Lord!

Have a great weekend!

9 comments:

Doozie said...

I used to love doing that sort of thing back in the day when I had money

thisisme said...

What a great leap of faith you took Janie. I love doing that stuff. Most of our big chain stores have a tree at the front where we can choose a person and buy a gift for them - in store naturally. What a good person your customer is to still be thinking of others in the midst of family grief.

In_spired said...

Your angel story warms my heart. You're so right....that's what it's all about!!

Sandy Kessler said...

Wonderful "there but for the grace of God go I "

Rach said...

That is awesome that you guys do that :)!

Panhandle Poet said...

Salvation Army is definitely high on my list of worth charities. I also am partial to Faith City Mission -- they provide lots of warm meals to the homeless, shelter from the storm, and a leg-up to get them back on their feet.

jonboy said...

Well done, God bless.

Anonymous said...

... that is a beautiful story... it truly is.... and I admire it infintely...... but are you sure that you want someone like me on your blogroll?....

Eric

Janie said...

Doozie - it is a fun thing to do girl, and you'll be helping angels again soon!

Thisisme - that is cool, isn't it?

In_spired & Sandy - you ladies are right!

Rach - it is right we do so!

Poet - I've not heard of Faith City Mission. I'll check it out!