What started out as an idea last June and turned into reality in September, finally got completed in October.
We finally made it into Primary children's hospital to deliver the carnival money.
This turned out to be a great experience for Laila and really put a nice end to this service project.
The donation Lady-- Sharon Goodrich-- couldn't have been nicer and made Laila feel like her 800 dollars was like giving Primaries a million dollars. She chatted with Laila and wanted to hear about her hospital stay last October, and her Carnival games, food, prizes etc....that helped to raise the money.
We got our picture taken with Laila handing over the checks and then Laila was treated to a bubble gum ice cream cone!!!
I know this will build on Laila's love of service that she already has.
It's like she was born with this.
Now, she wants to gather gloves and warm things for the homeless shelter this winter and food for the food bank. I don't want to hold her back....but she is only 7 which means, I am doing most of the work on her ideas.
Maybe this daughter of mine will instill a greater Love of service in me?
Maybe that's been her goal all along.