Friday, September 19, 2008

It's a Big Job, but Somebody's Gotta Do It

Before our trip to Guatemala, my husband and I were on the receiving end of the most spectacular display of generosity from our friends and family. Everyone hoped to send something with us to the orphanage that might fill a need or provide a smile for the children. From toothbrushes to crayons to blenders to backpacks, we piled our dining room table high for weeks with supplies that would make the journey with us to Central America.

The Sunday before we left, a couple brought a bag full of sweet little stuffed animals that had been donated by a friend whose business no longer needed this particular inventory.

Drew helped his daddy carry the bag out to the car after church, asking all about the contents. Thinking this would be a good father-son project, my hubby suggested that Drew help count the animals when we got home.

His eyes lit up, and you could almost hear the gears shifting in his head. "I KNOW!" he exclaimed after a few moments of careful thought. "This is a job for a SUPERHERO!"

(Thank goodness we happen to have a Superhero living at our house these days.)

Thanks to the efforts of our caped crusader, el gato blanco and his friends made it safely to Guatemala and were a hit with los ninos!

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