"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Sneaky Elves

Last night we found out who has been bringing us all those wonderful Christmas gifts for the 12 Days of Christmas.  I was on the phone, the kids were in the bath, and Dave was helping my brother move in a queen size bed (for my parents to sleep on) and suddenly the door bell rang...I opened the door to see this bunch of lovely people singing (woops - I almost wrote 'sinning') "We wish you a Merry Christmas."  INCREDIBLE.  These are Ethan's preschool teachers and their kids/grandkids. We had a good laugh about how they managed to be so sneaky - hiding behind our neighbors truck while they watched Dave run around....One of the teachers had slipped on the sidewalk and she was so dizzy getting into her vehicle...I didn't catch the fall - just the back of her getting in and was totally stumped as to who it was....the kids had fun ringing the doorbell and running...

Wow - Thank-you! This took alot of time and thought on your part.  I lay in bed last night SO AMAZED. 

They brought us a wonderful final gift...Gift Cert's for Superstore and toys for the kids....

Someone mentioned on Facebook that this might trigger other copycat blessings.....I hope so...I would love for our family to do something like this too someday....

Merry Christmas! 


Kathy and Carl said...

Mystery Solved!! What an awesome group of people to bless you.

Merry Christmas Kendra, and peace to you, Dave and the kids.

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog "silently" for a while now and this post made me cry. I love that there are still so many thoughtful people in the world. I have learned through the last few years how our children, especially those that are sick or the ones that 'get their wings' touch the world around them. They bring out the best in others, what an incredible thing we are taught by such young ones-to be better people, to bring a smile to someone's face...and this group did just that.
Wishing you a wonderful, happy and peaceful Christmas. Thanks for sharing your life, your loves, with 'us'.

Janet said...

I also cried as I read this last update.WOW!!What a beautiful group of ladies And precious children.I bet they did have fun blessing your family.What a wonderful blessing that you are all together at Christmas time.
Praying for you all to have a very peaceful & joyful Christmas.Thank you for sharing with us.
Love & prayers
Janet M.

Jennifer said...

Thinking of you this Christmas. So glad that you were able to celebrate with Rachel. That you will have those lasting memories with the kids.

Pray that everything went well.

Anonymous said...

That's cool what Ethan's teachers did. May God continue to work in your lives and give you peace and joy!

kristen said...

Hi, I just found your blog. My son has very similar diagnosis to your daughter. He is also almost 7 months. He just had open heart surgery 6 weeks ago, and is doing so much better now. Is there a reason they can't do OHS on Rachel. He has heterotaxy with multiple organ issues as well. If you ever need to talk or anything please email me.
Thank you for sharing your family's story.