Tuesday, February 19, 2008

"DAD CAN I PLEASE PUT A WHOLE APPLE IN THE BAG"?



Before we even arrived in the capital city, I had in mind cooking meals and bringing them out to the local dump. Well right in front of our apartment is the small transfer station servicing the surrounding apartments.....Not the best view, but for us it is a constant reminder of why we are here. We had told the girls that we will have lots of opportunity to bring food to the homeless, but that they can't bring food to the ones outside our apartment....It is a hard decision, but we cannot have them all knowing where we live... It is heart breaking for us to watch. We have discussed ways that we can get around this dilemma.... we have thought that if we cooked the food somewhere else, we could hire someone to bring it to them..... Well yesterday we were cleaning up getting ready to have Olga and her new husband over for supper and I asked Bekah to take out the trash...She stopped for a second and asked "Dad....Can I put a whole apple in the bag"?........ I think the reality of where we are has just hit her!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a perspective change as I take this all in! At best I would have put it in the compost bucket!
God bless Bekah!
Prayers and blessings to you all. Pass on our greetings to all the "Family"
Ed, Judy, Sarah and Rachael all send their love to you.

Julie & John Wright said...

Compost bucket.......IN TOKMOK ???

Hilary Marquis said...

Sounds like your daughter shares your heart...

Robin McRobbie said...

Way to go Bekah!

don said...

She was thinking outside the box...just like her old man!
Blessings to all
dw