backpacks

The Perfect Time

"I share this reluctantly, as my wife never wants her deeds to be known and even turns down receipts for donations. But her recent generosity moved me beyond expectations. (And if she's still so generous, she'll forgive me.)

Recently, she heard about foster children moving from home to home, often without much but the clothes on their backs. The few who have toys or other belongings carry them around in joyless garbage bags. 

After a bit of research for the best deals and where to get items, she purchased some nice backpacks in all different colors. She and our son filled each one with a few school supplies and some comfort items, like blankets and a blessing book for children. 

Last Thursday, we took the backpacks to the department of social services in Baltimore - 48 bags in total. They could not believe it, and the man who met us to take the bags was delighted to see this surprise at what seemed to be the perfect time. 

Hopefully, the bags give help and happiness to many children. Seeing my wife do this while teaching our child about giving, has certainly been a grace bomb in our home."