This was a crazy day! And, unlike almost every day since the beginning of September, we did not have a “penny of time” . . . a chance to serve someone together. At least that is what I thought at dinner time, but, at bedtime, a message came that a young friend is going into the hospital for 14 days to undergo an aggressive treatment.
I explained to the boys that a friend was sick . . . and without prodding, we all went downstairs and the oldest, in particular, got right to work. I didn’t really say anything. My 6 year old amazed me with the things that he included in his note. He really understands what is needed on a “thinking of you/get better” card. (Can you tell he was trying to get some superhero play in just before bed?)
We picked out a few items to add to the card:
I remember what it was like to have a young child in the hospital for several days. I appreciated every diversion offered!
Other places to find ideas for care package: