|BEFORE! Look closely - you can see rotting wood on the corners of the house|
|AFTER! Pretty new paint job and brand new wood to replace the rotted parts!|
|BEFORE - notice the rotting wood at the very top!|
|AFTER! Brand-new wood with a fresh paint job!|
You can't spend a day helping someone and not feel wonderful. I definitely have that "mission-trip" kind of glow about me. But I also am feeling convicted. It only took us about 6 1/2 hours to do all of that work on Dottie's home. She said to me "I know this is just one day for you, but this means the world to me." Six and a half hours out of my life to "mean the world" to someone. This kind of "event" shouldn't be an event at all. It should be just something we do.
I know I've left this experience with a greater commitment to the widows in my community. I won't be waiting for an "event" for my next chance to do something like this.
And lastly.... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to our amazing, incredible, wonderful Both Hands team. Y'all were absolutely great today!! You took time out of your regular life and not only helped a widow, but are helping bring an orphan home to his forever family. You are part of our child's story. We will never forget that. We love you!