Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas at the Home

The holidays are always fun when you work at a pediatric facility.
Lots of stuff going on:
visitors caroling, parties, Santa's visit, gifts galore.

Let's face it, disabled children are pretty irresistible at Christmas. I don't mean that in any cynical way at all, that's just the way it is. I'm glad though, because our kids need so much.

Let me tell you about the best secret Santa of all.

Click here and you will see our kids' wish lists for Christmas. So many people want to donate and give, but in well-meaning benevolence, some of the gifts that we receive are not
appropriate for our population due to their medical issues, hence the wish lists.

Anyway, here is the story I got today.

An anonymous benefactor, who obviously has some knowledge of St. Mary's, saw the wish lists and told her husband that she didn't want any gifts for Christmas. She just wanted to get gifts for the kids. So she got gifts for the kids. She got each child everything on their list.


I want to find this woman and hug & kiss her.

That kind of humbling generosity is rare & precious.
Our kids thank her.
I thank her.
The entire staff thanks her.

Merry Christmas Mr & Mrs. Claus.

ps - if you want to see more about the Home, click here and go to the video at the bottom of the page. Our parents say it better than I ever could.


Kathy said...

Hey Rosie - does it look poetic now?

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Absolutely poetic, in an iambic sort of way.

Their wish lists brought tears to my eyes. I wish I could get everything for them. Bless the lady that did.
That's wonderful. And that's what Christmas is.