Last week I wrote about how I was helping to organize a fundraiser for Operation Christmas Child. Well, I am super happy to report that it was a huge success. Yes, we raised above and beyond what we could have ever imagined but to me my favorite part was watching all the fun people had.
The big fundraiser was our silent auction. Abigail was super excited to go "shopping." I gave her some money in her wallet and she carried it in her purse all night. I worked on teaching her the lesson of, don't show people your money, but she was so excited she might have slipped a few times.
Ethan loves to be my helper and while Abigail ran off to be here or there he was right by my side. He helped carry this or that, run things here or there and overall was my buddy in a crowd.
Our church family is an extension of our family and it was so fun for me to see Abigail shop with her friends, eat with other friends and help count money at the end of the evening with more of her friends. What joy to see her running around completely in her element.
What an event it was. Such a random collection of things to auction, a high stakes out-cry auction for desserts and bowls upon bowls of chili were tasted.
I left the evening tired but we all left happy and a whole lot of children will get boxes of clothes, toiletries and toys this christmas.