Saturday, May 14, 2011

Serve Day

At one of our local churches they have "serve day". They pick a few projects in the community and people sign up to come on that day to help. Fantastic idea right? This is not our church but one that many of our friends go to. One of the projects was to help a friend of mine get her house fixed up. She is a single mother of two girls and works full time to take care of them. She recently built an in-law unit on her property so she could have a renter. This renter would alleviate some of the financial stress that I am sure she deals with on a daily basis. The in-law unit needed a small kitchenette installed - counters, cabinets, sink, plumbing, electricity etc. She also had a lot of yard work that needed to be done that would have taken her many weekends to accomplish on her own. Several people pitched in and got it all done in one day. Most of these people I know. Someone even made a delicious lunch to serve everyone who was serving. I, unfortunately, missed this event because I had a previous engagement. The great news is I got to hear all about it from the "servers" - who were just thrilled to be helping someone and accomplishing so much. I am sure I will hear from the "servee" shortly and I can only imagine her gratitude. It reminded me of the amish and how they do barn raising. It truly is amazing what we can accomplish when we work together for a greater good. We need more of that.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tis I, the "servee"!! Yes, what a wonderful hard working day that was and you were dearly missed. Everyone who served that day was so fantastic, and all seemed to fit right into their niche of what they could do well. We, "down here in the canyon" are so grateful for all the accomplishments of that day, and the renter is working out great. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all. K