Sometimes do you ever question yourself, about the time you spend on making cards and think, that the time you spent probably goes unnoticed? Sometimes, I think that, and I probably get more enjoyment out of creating it, then the recipient does receiving it. But then things like this happens.
I live in a rural little town, not much crime, a very safe community. Then out of no where, it is your little community on the news. This is an excerpt from an email that I got from my 8 year old granddaughter last night.
"Grandma did you hear about that 8 year old girl that got shot 3 times? Well she was my best friend, Her dad did too, and he was already in a wealchair. Can you make her a card and if you do I will give it to her. Please pray for her, OK?"
The fact that this even happen, had already saddened our community, and then when my granddaughter made this simple request of me, it brought some things into perspective. Unknowing to me, my granddaughter appreciates the time it takes me to make her special cards, for special occasions. And, even more, I am so proud that she realizes the power of prayer. It breaks my heart to know, that these children, have to deal with these things at such a young age. So please take a moment to pray for this young child, her dad, the law enforcement officers, that were also injured and also the family and friends of all involved.
I stayed up past my bedtime last night completing this simple little card, so excuse the flaws and such. I caught myself napping in between stages of getting it together. :).