Angel Tree called tonight…

by adustyframe ~ November 13th, 2006

…and my pride kicked into high gear.

The caller left her name and number and for some reason I think she is one of my customers.

Then I felt this “Who told you!?” and “ALRIGHT! who gave them our name.”

I was ashamed after I thought for a minute. It’s not about me. It’s a way to bless my son.

So I will call her back and for my son I will participate. Even if she is one of my customers. Even if I am embarrassed because it’s not about me and it’s not about my pride.

Sometimes I am surprised at myself. I have learned so much and grown so much and something small like this happens and I’m reminded how prideful and petty I can be.

If you don’t know about Angel Tree you may want to read this link then see if there is a way you can help a child this Christmas.

Angel Tree gives gifts to children in the name of their incarcerated parent. They also take time to share the Gospel of Jesus with the families.


5 Thoughts Shared to Angel Tree called tonight…

  1. Susanna

    It is hard to accept help…I know this. I often feel that I ought to be able to manage with one child and a loving husband but the honest truth is that without the help I have had I would not. Admitting I needed to accept it was an exercise in swallowing my pride and I still struggle! I looked at the link. It seems like a good scheme. I do wonder if people within our own countries in need get overlooked because we are all so busy sending help elsewhere (not that that is a bad thing of course)

  2. PrayerSister

    Thank you for sharing your struggles.
    AngelTree must be a great blessing to many families.
    I’ll check out that link.

    As the holidays approach, it is a blessing to see that God is working through others to be a blessing to you.

  3. PrayerSister

    btw I like that beautiful frame at the top of the page – nice “new look”

  4. Brenda from ECBS

    You know, the helpers benefit just as much as the receivers, if not more! When I think about Ben’s special ed teachers, how thankful I am for them, and how fulfilling their careers must be, really making a difference for kids… it’s a beautiful thing. Some of us go to work, do the mundane, don’t easily see who we help (or don’t find them too much in need…)

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