Monday, October 20, 2008

a special party

on saturday I was invited to a birthday party with my friend jen. not only was I excited to get to spend part of the day with jen, but to also be a part of a special party. the party was for a little 2 year old girl that stays at the sallie house. the sallie house is a rescue type housing for kids that are in immediate danger in their own homes.

there were several volunteers that came, each bringing something to make the party a success. we decorated and shortly after, 18 kids jumped out of a van and ran to the playground. I can't tell you how meaningful it was to be a part of this. kids that have had hard times were able to be free and run and laugh and play. there was a little boy, gabriel, who really had a special place in my heart. he is 15 months and has just begun to walk. he was walking around trying to balance himself. he wanted to be held and loved on. these kids were so special. the best part? seeing 18 kids running around with suckers and balloons tied around their wrists. they were so happy! I can't wait for the next party!


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