I am so excited to share something today. Yesterday, my Mom, Gregg and our friend Emily, were talking about Christmas and gifts and how stressful it is to get something just right for everyone. We also talked about how we don’t need anything, and how blessed we are.
When my sister Leah called from Ohio, we discussed instead of gifts, giving money to others who are in great need. We made a list of places that help animals, people who are hungry, people who need clean water to drink, people who help children in parts of the world where they are born with deformities, and can’t get help. We decided this year, to start giving money to some of these groups instead of gifts to each other. I feel so happy about it because I love helping people. I imagine that many other Rett girls feel like I do, we are often seen as people in great need and get so much from others, but we rarely are given the chance to help someone else. I feel so happy to not be the one in the greatest need. I have all the clothes I need. I have a nice home. I have food. I have all the warmth I need. I have a van that works great, so I can go places easily. I am safe. Our family is healthy. I have the therapies I need.
I know that everyone is not so fortunate. I am content. I am eager to see what we can do as a family to give love and help to others. This is my Christmas wish.
Our pastor is giving us messages that give us another way to look at Christmas. I love this message (Celebrating a Subversive King) If you want to hear his message, this is where you go: