Silver Lining: an adolescent shower and a blessing

February 8, 2013

an adolescent shower and a blessing

When Jason came to live with us, my fellow 5th grade teachers sneakily got to emailing and planning, and a week later, this was in my hand:



Yup :) They threw me an adolescent shower. We held it one afternoon after our meetings, and something happened there that deserves to be told.


First of all, they are so sweet for throwing me this thing. I think they understand how it can be hard to have a pre-teen come live with you, and hard for him to adjust, and hard as a parent to not be able to give him everything you want. We're tight on money and still in school, and it's really hard for me to not be home when he gets back from school, and not have the money to do things he'd really love, like put him on a basketball team.


So my teaching team gave me the sweetest things. Chocolate and bath salts to pamper myself, advice on keeping my relationship with Sam strong, and so much yummy food to take home with me.



And just when I thought it was done and I was so grateful for an amazing shower - they started bringing out presents for Jason.


You guys, they organized a clothing drive, and people who I had never met, who don't even know Jason, donated things. I started crying as they brought out bag after bag of clothes, $100 in gift certificates, packages of new socks and underwear, brand new shoes, deodorant and shampoo, and a myriad of other things he needed. There were so many things donated, and I'm still trying to get over the goodness of strangers in this world. My team just said, "people know this can be hard and they wanted to help."


Things are just things, and money is just money, and I know they don't solve problems. But they make Jason feel valued and much more comfortable, and it's one less thing we have to worry about providing for. I can't say how much the kindness and generosity of strangers and my team meant to me that day.


Here's {just a part - maybe half?} of everything we got. There were swimsuits and snow pants and Sunday shoes and sweatshirts.




Thank you Rachelle, Natalie, Effie, Nina, Kerri, and Emily! Special thanks to Natalie for organizing the clothing drive. I only hope one day I can find a way to tell you how much it means to me.




There are angels among us.

21 comments:

  1. oh my goodness that is the sweetest thing! You are definitely blessed!

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  2. Wow. That is awesome. :)

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  3. What an awesome team you have!

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  4. That's amazing. I think it's te best thing ever when you find yourself on a team with people you love. What a blessing!

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  5. Thats amazing! What a great group of friends! So cute.

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  6. that is really truly sweet!

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  7. I've been trying to follow but I still don't know if I understand the whole story. (Or even if you've posted it.) Either way though, there are certainly amazing people in the world.

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  8. How adorable. You have amazing friends you should cherish forever. Love this.

    we&serendipity

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  9. that is so amazing!!! I'm so happy for you. You will be victorious! you're amazing :))

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  10. definitely teared up just reading this. that is absolutely amazing. what a blessing. you are one lucky girl and those are some awesome people you got in your life.

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  11. this is so sweet. i love to hear about all the good people in the world.

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  12. That is so wonderful! It's so nice to have a team that is that caring.

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  13. so sweet, and i hope i get to meet jason soon.
    also i think chester misses me :(

    K

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  14. That is so very sweet of them all to do that for you all!

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  15. I love reading posts like these... there is so much kindness in this world!

    Stephanie
    http://sharelovealways.blogspot.ca/

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  16. OH MY GOODNESS. this is perfect. Wow, how wonderful.
    I want to meet this boy!!!

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  17. Sweetest thing I have ever heard!

    Cherry
    http://hernotesandkisses.blogspot.com/

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  18. This is awesome! It sounds like you work with some amazing people! What a blessing!

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  19. WOW! This is incredible. And I think you are AMAZING.

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  20. They are awesome, truly angels :)
    I am so happy for your new family

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