Friday, November 16, 2012

If the Shoe Box Fits...

75 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes packed and delivered! Our family did 35 and we joined Tim's office in doing 40 more!
 


 
Margaret made these cute stickers with a "Jack" blue ribbon on them for the plastic shoeboxes.



Shadow behaved and didn't eat any of the candy.
 



Tonight our 5th and 6th grade youth group will pack even more!

A big thank you to all of you who participated in this wonderful way to let kids all over the world know that THEY ARE LOVED.

42 comments:

Japolina said...

Love this! My school just did this and filled about 900 boxes! xoxo

Rachel said...

I'm dropping mine off at a church tonight! I had so much fun packing it! :)

Meredith Self said...

WOW. So beautiful!!

ashley said...

Yay! How fun! I have to stop and get a bigger box for ours then am dropping it off this afternoon. My 4 year old had a great time shopping for the "Christmas child." Thanks for letting us know about this great organization.

~Ashley in Louisiana

Loukia said...

How wonderful of you guys! I love doing this for the holidays, too.

Anonymous said...

Awesome!
Love, Sherry's mom

Anonymous said...

Hi,
First stop here, I will make a shoe box and deliver it to Redland Baptist church in honor of you, your family and your son Jack!

from a mom who's lost a son in a different way, and who hopes that God is molding him

Bless all of you,
patty

katie said...

you're such an inspiration of love!
xx

Miss Stewart and Students said...

And now to begin buying for next year...

Kim said...

WaHoo for Operation Christmas Child! Way to continue to pour out love...

Kim said...

Way to continue to POUR out love. Hooray for Operation Christmas Child. You inspire.

susan said...

What a blessing you are to so many, Anna! I started reading your blog months ago and am moved by your words, inspired by your strength, and refreshed by your realness. Every time I sync my blog reader I look for a new post from you first! Thankful I had an opportunity to cross paths with you (even if in cyberspace!) xxoo P.S. love the Stella&Dot jewelry - looks fab on you!

NanaDiana said...

We do this, too, through our church. It's a wonderful outreach. I'm sure Jack is smiling away knowing what you are up to! xo Diana

Laura said...

You amaze me, Anna. I admire you ~ and that most generous and loving heart of yours ~ so very much.

(Oh, but I think Shadow needs a treat. Not that the shout out in the post and a sweet hug from Margaret aren't nice and all, but those firmly planted paws and glaring red eyes surely are a sign of 'good behavior remorse.' All I'm seeing from her right now is "Why, oh why, didn't I snag something when I had the chance?!" ;-))

Anonymous said...

Beautiful.

@Patty, my heart goes out to you.

*'Single Mommy with a Cape'* said...

LOVE this idea.....and this post oh.soo.much!! I definitely have to agree with Susan. What an honest blessing yoů are to so many Anna!! And how beautiful it is to feel Jack's spirit through this giving time. <3

Melanie said...

So cool!

Michelle H. said...

Fantastic!

And, I love how Shadow's eyes are always that vibrant shade of red! :-)

Marinka said...

that is so wonderful!

Mariann said...

I need a LIKE button!

Lady Jennie said...

I'm always very glad when I see you have a new post. Great job (great photos too). Love you tons!

Christen said...

You all are amazing!! Thanks for the reminder about this wonderful charity; I just donated to them online... so easy!

helenasc said...

Just wanted you all to know that we have 17 ready to be dropped off tomorrow. I thought of you all and Jack as I packed each one and prayed that it would find its way to just the right child. May God comfort all of you through the love of those around you.

Cheryl said...

I am from Ohio and was in your area over the weekend for soccer games. I thought of you often. I am happy to read that you were all busy sharing your generous spirits with others. Such a tremendous tribute to Jack!

Carolyn Fallon said...

Hi! I had a question for you and was wondering if you could email me back to discuss? Thanks so much!

-Carolyn
carolynfallon3@gmail.com

tracy@sellabitmum said...

That is awesome!!! We packed boxes for the first time this year. Each girl did 2 and loved doing it. xo

PeachPrenni said...

Love it!! SO great. We brought ours to church last week and it was fun to see the huge piles in the lobby. Such a great mission. Blessings! -Annie

Anonymous said...

Hi Anna-I just wanted to leave you a quick note to tell you how much your words help me and my family. My 5 year old and 9 year old each filled a box and it was phenomenal to see them recognize how many blessings we have compared to so many. My 5 year old was shocked to discover that others might not have toothbrushes! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Returning to let you know that I'll be thinking of you on Thanksgiving...God bless you.

New Mom said...

Maybe you'll have another post today or tomorrow and I can comment then, but in case you don't, I just wanted to let you know that I am thankful for you! This is the second Thanksgiving where I feel blessed to know a family I've never met, and blessed to have a glimpse of Jack's too short life. I will be thinking of all four of you!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you as we go into Thanksgiving and the holiday season. Blessings to you and your family from Colorado.

Princess Kate said...

My heart is so heavy these past few days. Our neighbors lost their 22 year old son in a car accident the other night. The neighborhood is in shock. Such awful news.

I will be praying for them and your family this holiday season.

Anonymous said...

@Princess Kate, I'm very sorry to hear of the loss, especially one so young. That's so sad.

Laura said...

Just stopping by to let you know that you and your dear family are in my thoughts. Praying you'll feel Jack's loving presence surrounding you ~ and wanting you to know how thankful I am to have 'met' Jack through his amazing Mother's heartfelt words.
xoxo

Pauline said...

This is an amazing initiative. My mum is a school teacher, I will show her your project and hopefully the kids will do it at school.

reference said...

I will make a shoe box and deliver it to Redland Baptist church in honor of you, your family and your son Jack!

Mrs Changstein said...

Listening to I Will Rise, and praying for you all right now. Peace, comfort, be surrounded by love.
Cindy

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Anonymous said...

Hi , thinking of you all here in Wilmslow England xxxx

E. said...

What a tough time of year for you guys. And you've moved into the second year. I will pray that He makes you to lie down in green pastures: that he leads you beside the still waters.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and your family on this second Thanksgiving. I hope you knew you were surrounded by loving thoughts and prayers.

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