Monday, June 25, 2007


As many of you know, my life is an open book. There are times in my life when I do not share what is going on. I do not share them because I do not want people to think I am bragging about myself, but I have to tell you what happened today.

I was going through the mail and I got a letter from someone that I did not know, that only live a few blocks from me.

I opened the letter and I was shocked at what I read. This lady had gone behind a thrift store and had picked up some of the donations that we had dropped off. The lady told me that she was doing that to help make ends meet.

inside one of the boxes was home video's of a baby born in 1997, and she wanted to return the videos to me. I do not know how she got our address. She said that she found a piece of paper with our address on it in one of the boxes.

They were not our videos. I did not have a baby born in 1997 and I do not have many videos of the children anyway.

I grabbed a bunch of grocery sacks and I started filling them with food. Then I went out to the garage and started grabbing stuff off the shelf.

That is when Amber came out and asked what I was doing. I told her that I found out that a family needed some help and that SHE was going to do something about it. Then we went back inside and started grabbing some meat from the freezer.

I gave Amber and Sam the lady's letter and the envelope with the address on it and sent them out the door.

Amber called me and said " mom, the lady was not home but her husband was. He did not want to take the food at first, but he took it and smiled. Mom I know they needed food."

I do not know how that lady got our address, but she did and her letter did not fall on deaf ears.

I try to do the right things and I try to teach my children that random acts of kindness are good. This was the first time I had Amber do it on her own. Usually the girls see my acts and never really say anything.

I do hope that Amber learn's to give. Amber is not a selfish child, but I do not think that children today at taught to look out side the box at the big picture.

I want to teach my children to give and to not expect anything in return. Giving is a good thing. Caring for people that you do not know is a good thing.

On another note. Nikki called me from Atlanta and she should be in my arms in just a few hours. I just know that my children are going to change the world for the better.


lisa41076 said...

Awwwwww Kelli you are such a caring person, Bless You , Hugs Lisa

plieck30 said...

A wonderful and caring entry. I'm sure you are teaching your children to be the caring person you are. Paula

ukgal36 said...

Another testimony to what a wonderful person you inspire me..

nay0114 said...

I love that you did that. I believe things happen for a reason and that woman finding your address was for a reason. You were meant to help them out. Thanks for sharing that story.
Take care, Chrissie

seraphoflove9001 said...

I'm so glad that it was your name that that woman found. You are such a giving person and yes you do teach your children to do the same. :o) And it shows! :o)

mpnaz58 said...

I am sure it was no "accident" that the box was returned to you even though it wasn't yours.  I have to agree that kids today aren't as aware of the needs of others.  You are doing a great job!!
xoxo ~Myra

deshelestraci said...

You have really cool kids!  Must mean they have a really cool mom!  You absolutely did the right thing there!  What other reason she have to send you that letter?  

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((((((HUGSOYOU)))))))))))))))))))))You are a blessing,God put you on this earth for a reason.I think that lady was meant to find you.You are very good at raising your kids.I know my Mom was good at raising us kids,taught us manners,resepct and to help others.We even raised my couisn since He was a baby,grew up hating my MOm,He had a hard life,but,now is doing very well.He does have a Sister ad a Brother in Texas,also a Mom,but calls my MOm His Mom.have a nice day.

hsauls said...

Nikki was in Atlanta??? I could have seen nikki?????
You should have told me!

beckerb6 said...

way to go. Helping people is always a good thing, and it feels good too.

gehi6 said...

Now that's a sweet story.  A random act of kindness.   You are giving your children a very good example.   And they are having fun doing it.   Gerry

kidzmakeucrazy said...

i just found your journal, but have to say I wish there were more like you in todays world.

be blessed and stay safe.