Thanks to Jamie at Engelhardt photography for making some images of the festivities because I had a baby on my hip and one hand in glue most of the night.
A few friends came late but I had to capture their sweet valentines
The kids who shared the love!!
The Share the Love crew dropping off the winter gear donations and check at World Relief Dupage the next day.
We are never too young to serve- this was the girl’s guiding verse for their Share the Love Party!
We made little goodie bags for kids in an afterschool program run by volunteers from World Relief at a school not far from us. Kids loving on kids. It was pretty awesome and we had a blast on our adventure!
Then a few days later we headed to Bria Center to hand out hugs and cards to some of the residents.
Annikah took these 2 images during our adventure:
This woman was so touched by her card that she got teary and it really impacted Annikah. She is learning that love changes things. This was such a small thing but we decided we will do it again next year and see what God does! We are learning together that because God has first shown us love we have a responsibility to show love an concern for others. I hope and pray for my kids that as they grow they see and recognize Jesus in everyone they meet.
“You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.” -Robert Louis Stevenson