Parade of Angels

The Scene:
Our four year old little boy was in the hospital very sick with meningitis.  A lot of people asked what they could do to help.  We honestly could not think of anything and told everyone that.  It was a hard week.  It was hard seeing our little boy in so much pain and just so sick and miserable. 

The $20 Difference?
Before we left the hospital, one family went and cleaned our house.  How nice it was to come home to a clean house.

We also had a parade of angels on our doorstep coming and going the entire week after we got home.  Some brought dinner.  Some brought toys.  Some brought treats. Some brought little crafts or activities.  Some brought stuffed animals. Some brought books.  And some brought some of each.

We had a parade of angels making deliveries to us that whole week.  What to them individually probably seemed like a simple thing, meant all the difference to me.  You see, what I needed--but didn't even know myself that I needed--was to see my little boy smile.  Each person that stopped by made him smile.  Each person that stopped by, in turn, healed a bit of my hurting heart.

Money Spent?
Less than $20 per person

The Impact?
It was clear to me that even though I don't even know what I need sometimes--my loving Heavenly Father does! He knows me personally and knows what will help me feel better even when I do not know.  It made me all the more determined to listen and to ACT on those little thoughts that come to mind to do something nice for someone however small and insignificant it may seem.

The Challenge:
Listen and act on those little thoughts that come to your mind.

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