Friday, March 13, 2009

"Only the Good Friday"

I thought that writing something every Friday about the goodness in my community would be an easy thing to do, but I have to admit I'm stumped. Last Friday I was embarrassed to say that I couldn't really think of anything and here I sit again not knowing what to write about.

It's not that there aren't good people in my community, but I am in my house with the kids 24/7 and don't see much of the outside world. I usually only leave the house twice a month for a quick trip to Wal-Mart to get craft supplies. I don't have a car and Earl works two jobs so he can't take me anywhere very often. Anyway, I am sheltered not only from the bad, but from the good in the outside world. So I decided to write about what good I see from the only people I am exposed to in my little world.

Earl would give anyone the shirt off his back. This week he was supportive to a co-worker who's spouse died. Earl shared his lunch with a guy at work that didn't have time to go out and get a lunch. Last night after working all day and having to walk to work, Earl went to the grocery store and then came home and made his famous chicken soup for my oldest daughter, Lexi, who wasn't feeling good. Earl makes all of my trips to the post office for me and is supportive of the time I spend on swaps and not housework. He spends quality time with me and the kids in the couple hours he's home every day.

Then there are Ezie, Mallory and Jace. Ezie is so helpful with Jace. He will take him outside to play, take him to the bathroom, gets drinks and snacks for Jace when he wants them, and constantly keeps Jace occupied.

Mallory has a heart of gold. She is always thinking of nice things we should do for other people. Mallory is very helpful in the kitchen and will jump right in to help me unload the dishwasher and cook.

Jace is a good little guy too. He makes us all laugh and very seldom gives me any problems. Jace plays with Anthony during the day and loves to be my helper.

I guess sometimes we don't have to go very far to see goodness. I am surrounded with goodness in my house and am so thankful for my wonderful family.

5 comments:

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Sherry
Your family sound wonderful. I am so happy that you are surrounded by such a loving family.
Have a great weekend.
Lindsay

Cathy said...

What a beautiful post Sherry. Is there any public transportation nearby?

Cathy said...

What a beautiful post Sherry. Is there any public transportation nearby?

Yarni Gras! said...

sounds like you are very blessed.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

You are very lucky to be surrounded by so much love and goodness. It is much better where you are, you aren't missing that much! Twyla

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