Thursday, May 21, 2009

Who can you help (me help) today?

There's this blue house that I always see on the way to the kids' school. And I want to change their lives. I think it's a single mom and maybe an older daughter. I've never met them, but I admire that they just keep plugging away at life. They must not have a lot of liquid cash to keep up their house, or I think they'd do it. They work (or go to school) since their cars are gone everyday. They have a clothesline, and just need help. The windows are not good, and the siding is falling apart. I just think they need someone to care, help out, and make it better. I could pay for some of it, and maybe I'll get some help? I can landscape, paint, but I can't put in the windows. I still have to talk to them! I'm kind of nervous to just drive up and tell them I want to help (especially since they aren't asking!). I wonder who they are, and if I know them. Will it change (help?) them? Will they get mad or embarrassed?

They just live in this area with all these nice houses, and I have compassion for them. It'd be tough to look at all the niceness around them, and then walk into your own home. Heck, I've probably got enough stuff to decorate two houses! : )

Ok, let's get this crusade started. : ) Who can use a shovel or a paintbrush? (Or install windows?)


Mom said...


Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.

I am very pleased with you my daughter. We can all help one another. Sometimes we work hard, sometimes we work easy, but nevertheless we help each person and the rewards are a content and happy heart.

And it isn't really work, it's the blissfulness of pleasure.

Love and hugs~~

Holly said...

I totally agree! It's so fun and rewarding to help! I even think it's more fun than getting new shoes! : ) And it lasts longer. : )

Vanessa said...

I totally want to help!!


Gigi said...


Holly said...

Thanks, Vanessa!!
I'll let you know what I find out! : )