"For this child I prayed." ~ 1 Samuel 1:27
I am so excited to share with you the wonderful opportunity that I have recently come across. Everyday when I park in the parking lot (we share with a lot of other buildings in the area), I saw this car with this lime green magnet of a footprint on it. Finally, one day I got close enough to see the magnet said "Footprints Ministries". I decided to Google it that day (because I in fact, Google everything). I found out that this organization is a Christian ministry founded in 2007 by a local church here in Montgomery that serves families with children in the NICU. They use volunteers to make gift bags to give to the families in the NICU with a bible, a disposable camera (this is for the nurses to take pictures of things when the family can't be there), a burp cloth, gift cards to local restaurants, and other things like toiletries. It is such a neat idea, and so useful to families who are unexpectedly finding themselves in this situation. They have recently expanded with chapters in Birmingham and Huntsville. I will be helping out in Montgomery and Huntsville, since I spend time in both. Right now, I am going to be writing letters of encouragement to the families! And if I haven't told you already, I LOVE sending stuff in the mail! So, I am thrilled to be doing this. Nothing brightens your day than to open the mailbox to find an encouraging word! This is right up my alley. Most of you don't know, but I spent a lot of time in the NICU when I was born (almost 24 years ago). I was born 3 months premature and didn't go home until almost my due date (which was in November). So, this organization hits a little close to home, especially since I was born in Huntsville. It is a great way to give back and I couldn't be more excited!
Hope you all have a happy Thursday, it is almost the weekend, so hang in there! :)