So during this whole soul searching time in my life I have come to realize how blessed I really am. Though things have been tough I am very blessed in my life. I have been working hard on my marriage, my faith and many other things. Money is tight but it is worth it to be home and raise my children. So during my Thursday morning bible study we did a service project to benefit our local multi-service center. For the first 5 weeks we collected diapers, formula and all things related to baby. Then the last 5 weeks we collected items for birthday bags they hand out to the families so the kids can have a birthday party. I have been in charge of this project and it has been very eye opening!
There are so many things not covered by public assistance that are very needed. One of the things that stuck out was diapers. What happens if the money just isn't there to get diapers for your child...you ask for assistance....what happens when those who provide assistance can't help. This happens quite often at our local service center. When they run low they severely limit the number of diapers someone can get on a given day. Today they were down to one package when we arrived. The family in there at the time got 6 diapers. Now we all know that will not last very long and they can only hope when they run out the service center will have more. Witnessing this is a reminder of how blessed my family and I really are. I have the money to buy diapers and wipes. I don't have to worry about where my next meal will come from. We are able to provide our family with basic hygiene items like soap and toliet paper. Many times we forget what are really needs compared to wants.
So next time you are at the store pick up that extra package of soap, toliet paper, diapers, wipes, non-perishable food item or many other items and donate it to your local food pantry or service center.