Once upon a time, a long time ago, as a small child, I saw a Meals On Wheels ad on TV.
Since then I have had a secret desire to help.
Finally life allowed me the chance, and I (actually got around to) starting.
I started each time with a prayer, for all who prepared, all delivering, all receiving.
That life would allow me to continue.
I felt like I was doing such service!
However, I soon found out, you can't out serve our Heavenly Father.
He blessed me faster than I could ever hope to bless others.
I did a driving route, so the kids I babysat just rode along.
Then my son murdered my car.
Fortunately, we acquired another auto, and I was back on the road again:).
THEN hubby needed our only auto for work:(.
No more Meals On Wheels.
Time passed, and God and I were talking, I was telling Him what I wanted to do when hubs gave the auto back.
I prayed He would help me remember.
THEN I got the truck back!!
My Meals On Wheels leader hunted me down (thanks for intervening God:), and I had a new route!!
I could take my girls I watch with me, and we walked the Senior Citizen Apts.
Fun Fun Fun!
Good for the girls, and great for me!
Then I started babysitting babies.
Babies that couldn't walk the route, and didn't need to be in the weather.
What to do.
Back to the drawing board, Heavenly Father and I talked it out, and decided to ask my MOW leader if I could have a driving route again.
The answer was "Yes!", and immediately I was set up with a driving route.
So, today I'm planning out my day, and its cold.
I hate cold wind.
Worse than ice.
Coldest its been in 25 years.
I didn't want to go.
Secretly I hoped the weather would be to bad for us to Meals On Wheels today.
Then I remembered all my sweet people counting on that meal.
People who didn't need to be out in this wind.
I thought of all those wonderful people who make sure this food gets out in REALLY cold places. Suddenly it wasn't that cold any more.
I took my 4 yo, 10 mo, and 6 mo girls I watch with me,
and they were so good (and toasty warm in the heated truck).
I am so thankful I have the time and means to help.
I am so thankful that all my people live in warm, safe houses, and that I too, have a warm safe house.
I am thankful for heaters, and that currently, even though it is windy and cold out, the sun is shining.
God bless those who donate, those who prepare, those who deliver, and especially those who receive Meals On Wheels!!
Have a lovely day, no matter the weather!! Our warmth comes from within:)