Well Day 2 of the 12 Days of Blogging, I had to talk a little about this topic, especially at this time of the year. This past month a devastating tornado hit several towns, with most damage happening to the town of Washington, IL. I graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, and know the area well, and still have my sister and her family who live down there. The area hit is very close to her home. I have to say, I was glued to the TV when it all happened. I started thinking about all the things that people lost; no clothes, no couches, no TV, no where to call home. It reminded me of when someone asks you if you were on a stranded island what is the one thing you’d have to bring with you, you couldn’t live without. Then it came to me, my family. Who cares if you don’t have TV, or your new Playstation, you have each other. I know, cliche, as long as you have each other. I think people get so wrapped up with the biggest and best new toy for their kid, gadgets galore, when what really matters is spending time with each other while you can, and for me while my kids still think I’m cool 🙂
I wanted to share with you all a photo of all the school supplies we were able to gather up for the town of Washington. I want to personally thank DG Patch , Plainfield Patch , and DG Management for posting articles on this. Also a huge thanks to Beauty on the Main , Grove Travel in Downers for all their donations, and also to the CW Avery YMCA in Plainfield for helping gather backpacks and school supplies. Look how much we gathered in such a short time! Photo was taken from the church in Washington saying “St. Pat’s in Washington thanks all of you for your thoughts, prayers, and support.” You’re welcome!
Now I know it’s December, and there’s a pile of snow out there, but don’t forget to smell the roses, and count your blessings!