The Little Twinkies, Big Bro, and I started something new and fun and hopefully life changing for my kids…serving at Josh's school. Every Friday the students get a homemade breakfast. I think this is great, as it shows just an extra step in love. What says love to a teenager other than some yummy food? The school has many amazing volunteers that come and help tutor during the week or help with administrative work or serve breakfast on Fridays. What better way to step into what my husband's ministry than to bring our kids and myself to make and serve breakfast? We had so much fun doing it together and the boys, though they are only 3 years and 4 years old, really learned to give to others first. It was the first of many experiences for them to serve someone other than themselves. This is something that I HOPE with all my heart that we are here on this earth to love others because He first loved us.
Here are the boys helping to make punch with another sweet volunteer.
The Boys all stirring up the juice with Mrs. Kristin (Co-Founder of Pikes Peak Academy)
A morning of making pancakes, bacon, and eggs (Trucker Special) and Monster Trucks flying down the school hallways, wet dish clothes in the mouth, the boys mingling with volunteers, and meeting hungry sweet teenagers by saying, “One pancake or two,” and the boys first Tater Tot experience–which later was not so good for Sawyer. What a fun time…almost three hours there and it flew by. Can't wait to go back! I love that I finally “got it” and decided to dive in with my husband in his ministry. It truly is a family mission now.
Update on Rice Pillows and Lotion Bars: I am working away when I have spare time to get these finished for all of you that responded. I really am amazed at the response. I am hoping to get these all out by mid-February. Don't forget to donate at www.pikespeakacademy.net/donate and put “Josh Chadwick” in the memo line. I am also opening up an etsy store for future orders. Store Name: SewWeHaveFourKids…it will have my pillows, lotion bars, Josh's handmade leather bracelets, his furniture, etc.