At Christmas time my children, like so many others, have a wish list a
mile long. I decided that I wanted them to know that not all children have
a wonderful Christmas. We took them to one of the "wish trees" at a local
mall and had them each pick out a child that was the same age as they are.
Then we all went to the toy store and picked something that they would like
for Christmas and in turn gave it to the child they picked. The kids loved
doing this and it soon became a family tradition.
One year money was a very tight and I just didn't know how we were
going to buy presents for 3 "extra" children that year. I asked God to
help me find some "extra" money somewhere. The very next day a lady
knocked on my door and introduced herself as a representative from a major
cookie company. They were trying out a new cookie and wanted us to be test
subjects. For doing this for them, they would pay quite a little sum.
Just about enough for 3 extra gifts! Once again our tradition continued
and still continues to this day!