Small People

Small People

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Servant's Heart

One thing I want to instill in my children is to have a servant's heart. I want them to understand that life is not all about them and that it is important to spend time serving others. The company where Robb works does many volunteer projects around the community every year. For the second year in a row, we've joined them to volunteer at Special Olympics.

Last year, we got to lead a school group in the opening ceremony, and we helped with preparing drinks. This year, we got to be more involved with the individual athletes. Because my children are young themselves, they had us helping in the young athletes' stations. The Boy, of course, helped at the soccer station, where the athletes kicked the ball at a small goal. The twins each helped with other stations. It was so exciting to hear the three older ones be so encouraging to the athletes.

Little Red and Sassy Pants aren't quite old enough to help the athletes, but they were old enough to shag balls. Two of the stations had the athletes either throwing or hitting balls, and Little Red and Sassy Pants had a great time going to get the balls.

While we were waiting for the athletes to come to their stations, my small people got to play on some of the stations themselves and to take pictures with the characters that came to hang out that day.

Little Red always has such a playful attitude, so I wasn't really surprised when I turned around at one point and saw her in the tunnel, dancing around. She said she wanted to look like those tall, tube-like dancing things you see at some businesses.

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