It’s really nice to end the year with a good feeling. I am still thinking on the day that we were giving gifts to the less fortunate people here in our area of Davao. It’s not too far from the city. All the hard work that we did was all worth it seeing the smiles and the gratefulness of those people there. I am also thankful that we made the gifts more Christmasy this year with the bow and ribbons on it. I also like it that my kids really thinking of helping those less fortunate people. They helped me put the bow and ribbons on the bucket. Even we stayed up late its all worth it, just watching the less fortunate kids opening the bucket full of goodies.
You know we really like giving to those people because a lot of them just waited for their turn to get the stuff. They were not hassling us. Some parents there just thought that we were just giving to the kids. When we start handing them package for them too they were really shocked and speechless. I had a few tears shed there just really happy that at least us here on LIP made those people happy. You know after awhile when the gifts were almost out and we are heading towards the city already. Then we saw like 6-8 kids playing near the road I asked my nephew to hand me one of the gift basket for the kids and for me to give to those kids for them to share. When I open my window and hand the basket to one of the kid and told all of them to share, they all cheered and jumped up and told me Yes, Yes Yes and they were really dancing for joy. Me being a softy even seeing Bob’s face I know he will do the same I asked my son Chris to hand me one more basket for the kids to share more. I think really that is the one scene that stuck on my mind. Just a simple gift that we gave to the kids, the smile that they gave in return really was priceless.
I am so thankful of all you guys donations. With your help we fed a lot of families. I know the economy right now is not good but still you guys pitched in on our drive to feed the poor people here. I am so thankful of our LIP families. You guys really are a blessing. I am so proud of our community here. To be honest I am already thinking for next year Christmas giveaways. I guess because it gives so much joy to us to see people have food for Christmas eve. I am looking forward to it again.
I hope you guys had a good Christmas and New Year’s too!