Christmas is a very magical & happy time of the year,the joys of shopping to get just the right gifts,thinking about the excitement on Christmas morning when the kids open their presents.Those magical moments build a lifetime of lasting wonderful memories.The kids hope & dream & wish for weeks about what Santa will bring them & when they tear open all of those presents it makes all of the shopping so well worth it,just to see those happy smiles on your childrens little faces is amazing.For those who are blessed to be able to shop & share in that wonder & excitement it is pure magic.
As the director of a charity that helps to provide Christmas to children in need I am very blessed to experience that joy & excitement in an entirely different yet still magical way that most people never get to experience. I get to hear the relief in a mother voice as she tells me in tears that no matter how hard she works she won’t be able to provide Christmas to the kids that she loves so much.She works as hard as she can just to keep a roof over their heads,food on the table & to keep the bills paid which she can barely do,there is no extra money to make Christmas dreams come true.I get to tell her that she is not alone,we can help & the tears turn into tears of joy. Today I got a call from a grandmother whose 28 year old daughter had just died from cancer & left her with 3 young children to raise,the father was killed in Iraq.She is barely getting by on her tiny social security check & can’t even afford her medication that medicare doesn’t cover.These children need & deserve that Christmas miracle so desperately but she has no way of making it happen,could you turn her way?We can help & her tears turn into happy tears. I got a call yesterday from a hospice worker who is taking care of a 26 year old mother of 3 who is a domestic violence survivor that found out she had advanced stage cancer when she was rushed to the hospital after being beat severely,it is too advanced to treat.She has no way possible of providing that Christmas miracle to her 3 children ages 2,3 & 5 & this will be her last Christmas with them,could you turn her away?that was my second hospice call this week.I have received calls from many military spouses whose husband or wife is overseas fighting or has been permanantly injured or killed in the war,benefits take a long time to start they have very little or no income but thank GOD we are able to help.We have a little 6 year old girl who was just diagnosed with cancer,her parents had to quit their jobs to be with her & their 2 other kids during her treatment but they won’t have to worry about Christmas because we can help take that worry away. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ, a time of miracles & love.Children are Gods little Angels & there are so many of them living in poverty,illness, etc all year long that barely get what they need & rarely ,if ever, get what they dream of or want.They go to school & hear the other children talk about what Santa will bring them & how excited they are to open all of their presents on Christmas morning,the poor child just cries.He wonders why Santa forgot him last year when he tried so hard to be good & wonders if Santa will forget him again this year.Its not just the children who cry whose hearts break on Christmas morning when they wake up to nothing,I talk to parents,grandparents,guardians etc who cry themselves to sleep every night because no matter how hard they try they know that they won’t be able to make those Christmas dreams come true,it breaks their heart when those little angels tell them what they hope Santa will bring them because they know that he wont be coming again this year.I get childrens actual Santa wish lists every year asking for Food,Warm clothes,blankets,heat,a new job for mommy or daddy,for daddy to come home from teh war,for Santa to help mommy smile,my heart BREAKS & I definately cry alot of tears. I started this charity 4 years ago to make a difference,God led me to help people my whole life & there was a need for a real true charity that would give 100% back into the community to really help,not to pay salaries & overhead with all of the donations & we do just that any costs come from our own pockets.I have been so blessed just to be a part of peoples lives when they are in need,alone or need hope because I know that we can & will find a way to help,especially at Christmas.We receive no funding,no corporate gifts,we just count on our Faith & the tax deductible donations of Angels in our community yet we have never had to turn a family or child in need away,what a blessing!It is truelly hard work day & night for months on end trying to bring in the donations to fill every need but God sends Angels every year & we never have to let a child go without Christmas. This year when you are out shopping & trying to remember everyone on your shopping list,think about that little angels tears on Christmas morning that Santa forgot & add him to your list.Start a wonderful family tradition & adopt a family for Christmas,you get to actually meet & work with that family personally & choose the family you want from a list,what a blessing it is to knwo that you turned a childs tears into smiles on Christmas morning,you made a difference.We all have the power to make a difference & change so many Christmas tears into Christmas smiles,to be a Christmas Angel& to teach our children the blessing of giving.Donate a toy or toys to charity,even if it isn’t our charity,every toy is an angels happy smile on Christmas morning & a blessing to all involved. My Christmas magic is just knowing that because charity exists 1000s of childrens Christmas memories will be happy smiles & not tears,joy instead of sadness,that Gods little Angels will have that Christmas miracle that they so deserve,what a blessing to be a part of that!! YOu can be a Christmas Angel & wipe away so many tears & be a part of Christmas miracles & smiles & Blessings,God will smile too! God has blessed me ! Be a Christmas Angel this year wherever you live,adopt a family in need for Christmas,donate toys to charity,1 person can make a difference & I am living proof of that. Please visit our website at http://angelswithfaithministries.beep.co